First surgical cases underway using Stryker’s Q guidance system with cranial guidance software

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Stryker has announced that Early Product Surveillance (EPS) cases utilising its Q guidance system with cranial guidance software are underway. The technology provides surgeons with image-based planning and an intraoperative guidance system designed to support cranial surgeries, a company press release details.

“In my opinion, Stryker’s Q guidance system with cranial guidance software could be the new gold standard for image-guided neurosurgical navigation,” said Melvin Field (AdventHealth, Altamonte Springs, USA), one of the first surgeons to bring the system to his operating room. “Cranial procedures are extremely delicate, and outcomes may go beyond physical health, potentially altering your patient’s appearance or personality. The system offers advanced planning and guidance capabilities, giving me greater confidence to perform these complex surgeries.”

Leading up to a full commercial launch, Stryker’s Q guidance system with cranial guidance software will be utilised at five additional EPS sites: the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, USA), University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, USA), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA), Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA), and Lenox Hill Hospital (New York City, USA).

As per the release, cranial guidance software provides a single solution to track brain biopsy and shunt placement instruments, and includes automatic, algorithmic processing as well as comprehensive segmentation capabilities. In addition, the software provides tools enabled by gesture recognition for identifying, marking and localising targets, and anatomical structures of interest.


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