Stealth computer navigation
Stealth Computer Navigation is a navigation system that provides the surgeon information, via CT and MRI scans taken prior to surgery, to guide surgical planning and the approach they will use for surgery. These scans are uploaded to a computer and allow the surgeon to pinpoint the exact location of the issue. It is like a GPS system of sorts, in that the surgeon can see a 3D image of the patient’s anatomy before and during the procedure, while also seeing the exact location of their surgical instruments via two cameras.
The Stealth system is used in a variety of cranial procedures, including tumor resections, brain biopsies and shunt placements. There are many advantages to using the Stealth system — more precise localization of tumors, more complete resection, shorter surgery times and shorter hospital stays.