Compatibility with Medical Devices and Software
Compatible Ultrasound Devices and Probes
In order to use Ultrasound Navigation, a Brainlab navigation system and a BK Medical Ultrasound System are required. A probe is required to use ultrasound for navigation. In total, three different probes can be integrated with each BK Medical System:
|Ultrasound Device||Compatible Probe|
|X18L5s Hockey Stick|
|Flex Focus 800||BK 8862 Craniotomy|
|BK 8863 Burr-Hole|
Compatible Brainlab Medical Instruments
- Standard Cranial Reference Array (3 and 4 Marker Spheres)
- DrapeLink Reference Array Cranial
- Skull Reference Array (3 Marker Spheres)
- Reference Unit for Headband (3 Marker Spheres)
- Pointer Cranial/ENT with Blunt Tip
- Ultrasound Registration Phantom
- Ultrasound Integration Adapter Array
- Ultrasound Integration Adapter Base(s)
Other Brainlab Instruments
Additional instrumentation may become available after release of this user guide. Contact Brainlab support if you have any questions regarding compatibility.
Other Compatible Medical Instruments
- Disposable Reflective Marker Spheres
If any instrumentation is used with this product, ensure that all instruments are correctly assembled according to the instructions within the corresponding Instrument User Guide.
Compatible Brainlab Medical Software
Only Brainlab medical software specified by Brainlab may be installed and used with the system. Contact Brainlab support for clarification regarding compatibility with Brainlab medical software.
Microsoft Security Updates for Windows and Driver Updates
Brainlab allows the installation of security patches only. Do not install service packs and optional updates. Verify your settings to ensure updates are downloaded and installed correctly and at a suitable time. Do not update drivers on Brainlab platforms.
See the Brainlab website for more information about settings and a list of Microsoft Security Updates blocked by Brainlab support.
Virus Scanning and Malware
Brainlab recommends protecting the system with state-of-the-art anti-virus software.
Be aware that some malware protection software (e.g., virus scanner) and OS encryption settings can negatively affect system performance. For example, if real-time scans are performed and each file access is monitored, then loading and saving patient data may be slow. Brainlab recommends disabling real-time scans and performing virus scans during non-clinical hours.
Contact Brainlab support for further information regarding any of these issues.