Read about how clinicians are making use of Renishaw's products and technologies to enhance the precision of their surgery.
Pioneers of stereotactic neurosurgery perform DBS implantation procedures with neuromate® robot
“neuroinspire™ surgical planning software increases safety of paediatric brain stem glioma biopsies”
Professor Gill believes the Renishaw neuroinspire™ software has been key to successfully performing stereotactic brain stem glioma biopsy via a transpeduncular route.
neuroguide™ tubes improve the accuracy and safety of DBS surgery
Professor Steven Gill at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, has worked closely with Renishaw to develop implantable guide tubes for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery under an exclusively MRI-directed method, that provides an alternative to electrophysiological monitoring.
Professor Gill explains, “In my view the greatest value of the neuroguide™ system is perioperative confirmation of accurate targeting, since minor displacement of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) leads from the target position can result in significant side effects. Therefore confidence in positioning is essential. The use of the Renishaw neuroguide electrode introducer kit enables us to carry out functional neurosurgery entirely under general anaesthesia, with an operational accuracy within a millimetre of a Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) selected target.”