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Siemens presents Cappa C-Nav System for navigating with minimal radiationcappa-nav200.jpg

At the current Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), June 3 - 6, 2009 in Vienna, Siemens is presenting a new navigation system for orthopedic and neurological surgeons called Cappa C-Nav.

From the press release from Siemens:

The optical navigation system Cappa C-Nav facilitates minimally-invasive surgical procedures
For surgical interventions, physicians increasingly use modern navigation technologies comparable. With Cappa C-Nav, Siemens Healthcare offers an optical navigation system that is especially suitable for spinal as well as trauma surgery. The new navigation system enables surgeons to perform interventions with greater safety and precision. Additionally, the method also minimizes radiation exposure to the patient as well as the OR staff. Siemens will introduce Cappa C-Nav for the first time at the Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) in Vienna from June 3 – 6, 2009.

 

Read more on Medgaget.com.

Activa RCMedtronic's Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Approved for Parkinson's and Essential Tremor

The FDA has given Medtronic approval to market the Activa RC and Active PC deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices, featuring the option of rechargeability, and indicated "for the treatment of the symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease and essential tremor."

From the press release:

Both Activa RC and Activa PC devices provide bi-lateral stimulation (to both sides of the brain) and offer a more advanced approach to device programming, and additional tools for capturing history relevant to the patient's therapy. New programming options provide greater ability to fine tune the stimulation field and give patients more options to optimize their settings compared to previous DBS devices. Additionally, information about patient symptoms and side effects can be stored in the device, which is helpful to physicians in determining the best programming settings for each patient.

See movie from Medtronic about Activa therapy.

Read more on medGadget.com

SyngoDigital Subtraction Angiography on a Single Image

Analyzing angiography sequences typically requires viewing a series of black and white images and noticing the differences the contrast medium created as it passed through the obstructions in the vessels. To help with visualization and to improve diagnosis, Siemens is releasing a new digital subtraction angiography (DSA) software, the syngo iFlow, that automates the process to produce a color image highlighting the path of the contrast medium.

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macropore0.jpgMacroPore™ Bioresorbable Fixation

Medtronic launches MacroPore - a comprehensive bioresorbable product line comprised of implants and accessories that serve craniomaxillofacial, neurosurgical, and iliac crest reconstruction.

 

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