neuromate® stereotactic robot options
Renishaw provides a wide range of options for the neuromate® stereotactic surgical robot
Included in the neuromate® system
The standard tool-holder
This is a universal holder featuring a guide into which standard neurosurgical instruments such as drills, guide tubes, biopsy needles, catheters, etc. can be inserted.
The laser tool is used to check the patient registration and to mark the entry points on the patient head before surgery. It is mounted on the neuromate® arm in the same way as a standard tool-holder.
The remote control allows surgeons to move the neuromate® robotic arm. With the endoscopy option, the remote control allows surgeons to navigate the robotic arm within a volume pre-defined during the planning process.
The neuromate® system is delivered with a planning station including state-of-the-art neurosurgical planning software. This software is also designed to control the neuromate® robot during surgery.
Sterile drapes for robotic arm and remote control
To ensure a sterile environment, surgical drapes are available for both the remote control as well as to cover the robotic arm.
Frame based options
This part is designed to fix your usual stereotactic frame to the neuromate®. Models exist for different types of stereotactic frames.
Head holder and attachments
This is composed of a half ring, six pins and a clip to fix the half ring onto the attachment.
The head-holder must be fixed to the base of the neuromate®.
Fiducial fixation kit
The fiducial fixation is a semi-permanent implantable fixation (bone screw), which can be screwed into the skull, along with three biocompatible anchor pins. The bone screw has been specifically designed to facilitate fast, secure skull implantation.
Registration (ultrasound) tool holder
The ultrasound tool-holder is used in frameless procedures and is mounted on the neuromate® arm in the same way as a standard tool-holder.
CT or MRI compatible units are attached to the fiducial fixation when the patient undergoes image acquisition, and used in the planning software to register the dataset.
Registration (microphone) frame
The registration frame is attached to the fiducial fixation kit at the beginning of a frameless surgical procedure in order to achieve consistent cranial registration to the neuromate®.
A specific instrument holder has been designed to receive most types of endoscope. The robotic arm movements in endoscopic mode are piloted with the remote control. Their speed is reduced to avoid damage to cerebral tissues.
Note: neuro-endoscopy options are currently only available in Europe.
Electrode micro-manipulator kit
This includes the micro-manipulator and all the necessary elements for implanting electrodes.
Elements are made of high tech materials, with consideration for Operating Room (OR) constraints (sterilisation, storage, etc).