New Neuro Oncology Surgical Solution Launched

4 November 2009 (Last Updated November 4th, 2009 18:30)

A new neuro-oncology surgical solution has been launched for real-time imaging in the operating room. Launched at the annual Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Medtronic's PoleStar N30 Surgical MRI system allows neurosurgeons to perform intra-operative MR imaging without requiring exten

A new neuro-oncology surgical solution has been launched for real-time imaging in the operating room.

Launched at the annual Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Medtronic's PoleStar N30 Surgical MRI system allows neurosurgeons to perform intra-operative MR imaging without requiring extensive renovation of the operating room or restrictions on their choice of instruments.

The new system reduces the need for revision surgeries and the length of stay at the hospital for patients, Medtronic said.