Using the System
The Cranial Navigation System, when used with a compatible navigation workstation and compatible instrument accessories, is intended as image guided planning and navigation system to enable navigated surgery.
It links instruments to a virtual computer image space on patient image data being processed by the navigation workstation. The system is indicated for any medical condition in which a reference to a rigid anatomical structure can be identified relative to images (CT, CTA, X-Ray, MR, MRA and ultrasound) of the anatomy.
Intended Patient Population
There are no demographic, regional or cultural limitations for patients. It is up to the surgeon to decide if the system shall be used to assist a certain treatment.
This user guide is intended for neurosurgeons or their assistants when using a Brainlab navigation system.
Place of Use
The Cranial Navigation System shall be used in a hospital environment, specifically, in rooms appropriate for surgical interventions (e.g., operating rooms).
The environmental requirements depend on the navigation platform being used. For more information, refer to the respective System and Technical User Guides.