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BrainLAB Unveils VectorVision(R) flex - A New Space-Saving Navigation Platform With Additional 30" High-Resolution, Multi-Touch Display
Sep 22, 2008 (12:09 PM EDT)


WESTCHESTER, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainLAB, a leader in software-driven systems for targeted, less-invasive medical treatments, is proud to announce its latest innovation in Image-Guided Surgery -- VectorVision(R) flex, a small, ergonomic navigation platform coupled with an additional large, high-resolution display.

VectorVision flex* offers adaptability to meet the needs of today's busy operating room (OR), featuring navigation controls available from the surgical field with the mobile platform or from the wall-mounted, multi-touch Digital Lightbox(C) display. VectorVision flex works with the hospital's existing network, for instant access to patient data.

"VectorVision flex presents maximum flexibility in the areas of modularity, connectivity and expandability," said Stefan Vilsmeier, President and CEO, BrainLAB. "We're elevating Image-Guided Surgery with a navigation platform that is both efficient and cost effective for the hospital."

Developed with flexibility in mind, VectorVision flex offers components that can be used independently or integrated with one another to address the hospital's needs. Navigation can be conducted from within or outside of the sterile field; intra-operative imaging capabilities can be expanded with ultrasound, C-arm, iMRI and iCT integration; and collaboration and utilization can be enhanced through iPlan(R) Net remote treatment planning and additional network connected Digital Lightbox units installed throughout the hospital.

Digital Lightbox offers an additional 30" high-resolution display with an intuitive, multi-touch interface allowing access to patient images and surgical planning tools for manipulation of patient data pre-, intra- and post-operatively. PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) functionality is offered via the DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Query/Retrieve and can be accessed through both the navigation platform and Digital Lightbox. Data is also easily transferred via CD/DVD/USB devices.

The VectorVision flex platform's space-saving design features a small footprint camera stand that can be separated or docked and dual network connections that eliminate cumbersome cords in the OR.

VectorVision flex is on display for the first time during the 58th annual meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), taking place through Sept. 25 in Orlando, Fla.

About BrainLAB

BrainLAB develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology that enables procedures that are more precise, less invasive, and also less expensive than traditional treatments.

Among the core products are image-guided systems that provide highly accurate real-time information used for navigation during surgical procedures. This utility has been further expanded to serve as a computer terminal for

physicians to more effectively access and interpret diagnostic scans and other digital medical information for better informed decisions.

BrainLAB solutions allow expansion from a single system to operating suites to digitally integrated hospitals covering all subspecialties from neurosurgery, orthopedics, ENT, CMF to spine & trauma and oncology. With 3000 systems installed in over 70 countries, BrainLAB is a market leader in image-guided technology.

The privately held BrainLAB group, founded in 1989, is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and today employs 1000 people in 16 offices across Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America.

For more information, visit BrainLAB at http://www.brainlab.com. (R)Registered trademark of BrainLAB AG in Germany and/or the US * FDA clearance and commercial availability pending

CONTACT: Kate Franco of BrainLAB, +1-708-486-1915, kate.franco@brainlab.com

Web site: http://www.brainlab.com/