Resolving Brain Shift

3D Optical Scanner and Machine Vision Platform for Brain Surgeons.


 

According to an FDA warning, errors in the navigation systems used by surgeons are leading to “deaths, serious or life-threatening injuries”.

That’s why we built a Machine Vision Platform based on our uniquely capable 3D optical scanner to address the dominant error in open brain surgery, “brain-shift”.

Solving this problem will preserve healthy brain tissue for the patient and reduce their time under anesthesia while saving U.S. hospitals billions in costs associated with failed and aborted procedures, extended recovery periods, and uncompensated readmissions.

Taking the guess work out of brain surgery.

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How our solution for brain-shift works:


Pre-Operative Problem


Preoperative MRI

Preoperative MRI

Surgical navigation systems rely on the patients  preoperative MRI- to guide the surgeon during surgery.

But, the brain is continuously changing shape during the procedure.

Intraoperative Solution


Intraoperative optical scan

During surgery, our 3D optical scanner tracks sub-millimeter changes to the exposed brain.

Corrected MRI

Corrected MRI

We will use this data to simulate brain shift and repeatedly update the navigation system with corrected MRI’s

Post-operative Benefits


For Patients   – preservation of healthy brain tissue, shorter anesthesia time leading to faster recoveries and fewer complications    For Surgeons   – able to perform the planned procedure faster and more precisely    For Hospitals   – reduced cost associated with extended recoveries, failed or aborted procedures, and uncompensated readmissions

For Patients – preservation of healthy brain tissue, shorter anesthesia time leading to faster recoveries and fewer complications

For Surgeons – able to perform the planned procedure faster and more precisely

For Hospitals – reduced cost associated with extended recoveries, failed or aborted procedures, and uncompensated readmissions

If you'd like to learn more about us, or how to work with us, let us know.

Advanced Scanners is pilot stage medical device company, formed in 2017 by a PhD optical physicist and a serial entrepreneur to solve this decades old problem.