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.