NeoRad has invented SimpliCT, a laser based navigation solution for
Tomography x-ray system (CT), Positron Emission Tomography CT (PET-CT)
or rotational C-arm fluoroscopy CT or Cone Beam CT (CBCT)
guided interventions, such as ablations, nephrostomies, biopsies vertebroplasties and nerve blocks.
Using the integrated software of
CT, PET-CT or CBCT (herinafter called CT) planning of the optimal
needle trajectory can be done at the CT console with fused or non fused
PET and CT images.
marking the patient entry point and simply setting the SimpliCT laser
with the angle of the preferred needle path, the intervention can be
performed keeping the needle hub within the laser light.
is set with the angles obtained from the CT software, and will reqiure
no additional software or workstations. Ceiling suspension provides
easy positioning of the device.
SimpliCT has been put to use with advanced Cone Beam CT Interventional
systems. For systems providing 3D needle path trajectory planning
SimpliCT can be used to visualize the needle trajectory, replacing
fluoroscopy in the C-arm Bulls Eye View (Entry point view) position.
net effect of applying SimpliCT to your practice will be a reduced
number of needle position confirmation scans, effectively reducing
radiation dose both to the patient and the interventional radiologist.
Benefits of SimpliCT
- Works with CT, PET-CT and Cone Beam CT
- Easy installation with Mavig Portegra2 ceiling system
- Reduced radiation dose to operator and patient
- Facilitates procedures in z-axis (angulation plane or gantry tilt)
- Fewer needle passes per patient
- Quicker procedure
- Safer procedure
- Improved patient comfort
- For Cone Beam CT: The opportunity to use the laser for visualization of the needle angulation instead of fluoroscopy
Case 1, Drainage Aortic Sac
Case 2, Combined Spinal Pain Procedure
Case 3, Osteoid Osteoma RF Ablation