DELIVERING WHAT'S NEXT
PathKeeper's robotic system provides surgeons with optimal control over the surgery. Its patented-pending real-time spine navigation technology yields sub-millimeter levels of surgical accuracy, guiding physicians to precise surgical implant placement and significantly reducing the margin of error. It offers a radiation-free theater which is safer for both the surgical staff and patient.
The system possesses a highly mobile design for smooth transitioning between operating rooms and clinics and its competitive pricing makes it a viable alternative for any sized medical institution.
Ionizing radiation during spinal surgery is a primary concern that affects the health and safety of both the medical staff and the patient. Today’s commonly used “free-hand” technique requires repeated fluoroscopy imaging to estimate the location and trajectory of the surgical screws. Similarly, almost all navigation systems require multiple C-Arm images and/or CT scans to guide the surgeon.
PathKeeper’s solution uses only a preoperative CT scan, thus offering a completely safe and radiation-free operating environment.
Surgery planning has been proven to improve clinical outcomes in spine surgery, however, it has received limited adoption due to the complexity and limitations of current systems. PathKeeper’s proprietary clinical algorithms, allow for a surgery planning platform that is easy to learn and operate.
The platform additionally supports common resources used by hospitals to ensure easy and smooth integration.
CONTINUOUS ANATOMICAL TRACKING
PathKeeper’s patented-pending continuous anatomical tracking technology uses a preoperative CT scan to obtain the patient’s anatomy in 3D. It then integrates intra-operative images from the 3D camera and proprietary software to adjust the anatomical map in real-time. The anatomical map is updated continuously, and notifies the surgeon when anatomical movement is detected. The surgeon can thus re-register as necessary to ensure continued accuracy.
The PathKeeper system has been designed ergonomically with a small form factor for easy mobility. The lightweight system can be easily maneuvered within the operating room or transferred between sites, and does not hinder the surgical staff throughout the procedure. Due to the lack of intraoperative radiation, there is no need for a CT scanner in the operating room which frees up even more space for the surgical staff.
PathKeeper’s breakthrough technology is competitively priced, making it a viable option for hospitals and clinics of all sizes and budgets. The system is also highly cost-effective. It's quick setup and registration time reduces operating time and its continuous tracking eliminates the need to pause the procedure. Since it does not require CT scanning during the procedure, the system eliminates the need for radiology equipment and support staff which saves costs as well.
PathKeeper’s laser camera provides sub-millimeter accuracy. This resolution is possible since the technology continuously tracks each vertebra in real-time, taking into account patient movement and surgeon manipulation. As a result, physicians can precisely track and place implants accurately and safely.