Brainlab and Mobius Imaging announced CE mark approval for Airo mobile intraoperative computed tomography. The CE mark allows Brainlab to begin installation of the systems sold in the European Union.
“In light of the enormous market response Airo has already experienced around the world, we are eager to begin installation and use in Europe,” says Stefan Vilsmeier, president and chief executive officer at Brainlab. “We are dedicated to meeting the growing demand for real-time imaging in the operating room to improve and expedite clinical decision-making which benefits both the patient and the surgical team. Airo surpasses this demand and we are pleased to now be able to provide our European customers with this advanced imaging system.”
According to Brainlab, Airo is a unique system that advances health care delivery by producing high-quality computed tomography images that enhance surgical decision-making and support minimally invasive surgery. The portable scanner provides reproducible high-resolution images, thanks to its integrated operating room table column by TRUMPF and 32-slice helical scan detector array. Airo boasts the largest gantry opening on the market, lending itself particularly to cranial, spine and trauma procedures. Airo also connects seamlessly and automatically with Curve Information Guided Surgery by Brainlab, allowing for immediate surgical navigation on newly acquired images in the operating room.
The first European shipments of Airo are expected in April 2014.