Tapping in to the powers of artificial intelligence (AI), we enable accurate and safe spine surgeries to the benefit of both patients and surgeons.
Our vision is to make navigation-guided surgery available to any patient in any operating room - whether big or small.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Pathkeeper’s innovative solution includes a 3D camera installed in the OR that tracks the patients and the surgeon’s tools during the entire surgery. A sophisticated AI engine combines these images with a pre-surgery CT scan to allow the surgeon ‘insight’ into the patient’s spine.
Automatic registration and image fusion to MRI and X-ray
Automatic spine detection and measurements
Automatic vertebrae analysis
Bone density and strength mechanical analysis
Sagittarius balance analysis using combined standing up X-rays and CT scan
Screen position recommendation
Pathkeeper’s system is seamlessly installed in the OR and. After a very short initial registration process, does not require the physician to change workflow.
THE SMALLER THE BETTER: Pathkeeper’s systems was designed to allow for unprecedented accuracy in order to enable navigation, even when operating on smaller vertebras. But, we have taken this one step further and also allowed our system to be installed in smaller operation rooms, for example in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. As so, Pathkeeper’s solution is particularly suitable for pediatric spine surgeries and for surgeries on the upper parts of the adult spine, whether these are performed in high volume hospitals or smaller Ambulatory Surgery Centers.
PATHKEEPER’s solution was developed to enable navigation-based surgery in both hospitals and in all size clinics -
at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions.
NO ADDITIONAL RADIATION:
Ionizing radiation in healthcare is a necessary evil. But, as opposed to other navigation solutions, Pathkeeper does not require a CT machine in the OR, nor does it require the surgeon to perform multiple CT scans during the surgery. Pathkeeper’s solution is solely based on a pre-surgery CT scan and the real time tracking offered after the initial registration process.
A SAFER PATH:
Pathkeeper’s solution is highly cost-efficient for both high and low-volume facilities.
Dr. Tushar Patel
Dr. Tushar Ch. Patel is a board certified, fellowship trained, orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal surgery. Dr. Patel’s concentration is on conditions of the cervical spine, with a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery and disc replacement. He has been in practice since 1994, having served as Chief of the Section of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopedics in Yale University School of Medicine until 2000, and subsequently in Northern Virginia until 2017.
CEO & Founder
For the past 20 years, Erez had led various R&D projects in the healthcare and aerospace industries. Erez is a well known 3D medical imaging expert, and most recently led the development of the Itero Element Intraoral Scanner, the leading 3D dental scanner in the world. Erez holds a B.Sc & M.Sc in EE, specializing in AI, a B.A in Mathematics, and an MBA, all from top Israeli universities, and all with honors. He has published several patents in the field of 3D cameras in medical applications.
Dr. Opher Kinrot
Dr. Opher Kinrot has a Ph.D. in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and is a graduate of the prestigious Talpiot program. Dr. Kinrot has 15 years of experience leading disciplinary R&D teams, co-founded OTM Technologies Ltd. in 1998, and served as its Chief Technology Officer. He has published several patents and articles on laser technology and non-linear optics.
Dr. Alex Vaccaro
Dr. Alex Vaccaro, MD, is a practicing surgeon who has a Ph.D in Spinal Trauma, as well as a MBA. Dr. Vaccaro is the president of Rothman Orthopaedics and is a professor of neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Vaccaro has received multiple awards of excellence for his work in leadership and clinical research of the spine, and has published over 820 peer reviewed articles to date.
Image Processing Engineer
Dr. Nahshon Knoller
Image Processing Engineer