Kalamazoo-based Stryker Corp. has unveiled a new portable full body CT scanner that can be used to assist medical professionals in neurosurgery, spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, or trauma surgery settings.
The portable scanner, called BodyTom, produces high quality diagnostic images and can be combined with surgical navigation — also known as image guided surgery — to facilitate the use of surgical instruments relative to a patient’s anatomy. It will also improve visualization and precision during minimally invasive surgical interventions. The unit is made by NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics America Inc.
“We are excited to partner with NeuroLogica to provide streamlined and integrated surgical solutions to our customers that will enhance the surgeon experience and simplify the purchasing process for hospitals,” says Derek Babin, a spokesman for Stryker Navigation.
“The opportunity here is to be more accurate when we place our hardware in the spine, and then reconfirm that our hardware is in a great position before we ever leave the (operating) room,” says Dr. Johnny Delashaw, a neurosurgeon in Portland, Ore.
With Stryker’s support, NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics America Inc., will turn its focus on the development of new markets and clinical applications for BodyTom along with its other portable imaging solutions, CereTom and inSPira HD.