Stryker and NeuroLogica partner to provide surgical navigation with the BodyTom portable CT scanner


Stryker and NeuroLogica have announced an exclusive partnership agreement in which Stryker will promote and sell NeuroLogica’s BodyTom portable full-body computed tomography (CT) scanner for the specialties of neurosurgery, spine surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and trauma surgery in conjunction with the Stryker NAV3i surgical navigation platform

According to the company, BodyTom is the world’s first portable, 32-slice full body CT scanner. With an 85cm gantry and 60cm field of view, BodyTom produces high-quality diagnostic images throughout the hospital, including in the operating theatre where it is used to provide point-of-care imaging for surgical procedures. BodyTom can be combined with surgical navigation (image-guided surgery) to facilitate the guidance of surgical instruments relative to a patient’s anatomy, improving visualisation and precision during minimally invasive surgical interventions.

“Stryker Navigation and NeuroLogica share a commitment to offering the most advanced technologies to assist surgeons in the operating theatre and deliver better outcomes for their patients,” says Derek Babin, director of marketing for Stryker Navigation.

“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.”

“The integration of Stryker Navigation with the BodyTom CT scanner is really very exciting,” states Johnny Delashaw, neurosurgeon, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, USA. “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 room.”