The Loop-X system is a mobile robotic imaging platform that optimises spinal surgery.
The Loop-X platform by Brainlab is changing spinal surgery with a robotic assistive device. The platform builds on current capabilities of positioning, imaging, and surgical placement confirmation.
Spinal surgery is a delicate procedure where the slightest error can have severe consequences for the patient. Removing human error opportunities by advancing artificial intelligence and robotic automation provides patients with the best chance for a positive outcome while making the experience less invasive and less costly. The benefits of robotic treatment are evident in other complex procedures such as hearing implants.
Loop-X is a flexible system that moves under battery power and assists medical teams through various steps of the spinal surgery workflow. It produces high-resolution images and positions itself around the patient to optimise the workflow and reduce scanner interactions. he scanner is easily controlled with a foot pedal and can perform imaging during surgery, eliminating the patient’s need to transfer to radiology.
For precision surgery, Loop-X uses smart laser projections to mark the surgical cut start and endpoints on the patient. Robotics simplify the usually time-consuming task of placing screws by robotically following pre-planned screw positions with instrument guided imaging.
Brainlab continues to develop Loop-X to improve every step of spinal surgery. The smart imaging will speed up surgical planning and increase the accuracy of placing screws, while surgical robots aid in the operation for higher precision.