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February 2015: Airo-Mobile Intraoperative CT Scanner

Friday, February 27, 2015

February 2015: Airo-Mobile Intraoperative CT Scanner

This past year, one of Europe's largest university hospitals, the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, was the first clinic in Europe to use a mobile computed tomography (CT) scanner. Airo®, the cohesive imaging and patient positioning solution, is ideal for cranial, spine, and trauma procedures, making it a highly versatile intraoperative imaging system. Its high CT image quality increases surgeon confidence and supports advanced minimally invasive surgery.

Designed to function inside existing operating room (OR) suites, Airo boasts an ultra-small footprint. Innovative design intelligently combines the largest gantry opening on the market with a slim gantry that houses custom components like an X-Ray tube, 32-slice helical scan detector array, high-voltage generator, air-cooling system, and built-in battery pack.

The Airo electrical drive system is suspension-controlled and features a solo central wheel for compact maneuvering. Equipped with user-friendly control software, even one person can easily move Airo from OR to OR. The front-view safety camera also helps ensure stress-free mobility.

The compact Airo system pendant controls everything. During procedures, surgeons and staff program imaging with laser alignment and dose display from the detachable and user-friendly touch screen. Movement and maintenance are also swift and steady with the Airo handheld system controller commanding transport, daily calibration, and system maintenance.

Airo is distributed by Brainlab, a German medical technology company based in Munich. Brainlab develops, manufactures, and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to advanced, less invasive patient treatments. Brainlab technology powers treatments in radiosurgery as well as neurosurgery and other surgical fields.

Airo is manufactured by Mobius Imaging, LLC. On June 17, 2014, Mobius Imaging was awarded gold in the Radiological and Electromechanical Device category of the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition for Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT.

Source: © Brainlab AG

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