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Published on March 05, 2012

Rush-Copley Installs Intra-operative O-arm® Imaging System for Treatment of Spinal Disorders

(Aurora, Ill.) – Rush-Copley Medical Center is utilizing a new intra-operative imaging device with the O-arm® Multidimensional Imaging System.

The O-arm Imaging System provides complete multi-dimensional intra-operative surgical imaging. It allows Rush-Copley’s neurosurgeons to perform a CT scan of the patient in the operating room and to use real-time 3-D images of the patient’s anatomy during surgery. In addition, it allows the surgeon to confirm placement of instrumentation before the patient leaves the operating room. As a result, patients undergoing spinal procedures may experience less invasive surgeries, faster recovery times, and improved outcomes.

“Time is critical in the operating room, and the O-arm provides us with
multi-dimensional images in about 30 seconds with real time 2-D and 3-D imaging,” said Dmitry Ruban, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Rush-Copley Medical Center.  “The O-arm helps me be much more precise with placement of spinal instrumentation and implants, and makes surgery significantly safer for my patients.”

Surgery with the O-arm allows Rush-Copley neurosurgeons to:

  • Precisely navigate through the delicate anatomy at exactly the right angle and avoid critical structures like the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
  • Perform more minimally-invasive procedures with smaller incisions.
  • Preserve healthy tissue during surgery.
  • Minimize complications, pain, recovery time and the need for repeat surgeries.

Initially intended for use in spinal surgical procedures, the O-arm Imaging System features the design flexibility to allow for expansion to additional surgical applications, such as brain tumor surgery and placement of deep brain stimulators for Parkinson’s disease. 

For more information, contact:

Courtney Satlak
Public Relations Manager
630-978-4912
Courtney.Satlak@rushcopley.com

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