Success begins with a plan

BrightMatter™ Plan provides the surgeon with augmented clarity when visualizing, evaluating and modifying possible trajectories for the creation of pre-operative neurosurgical approaches. Multiple trajectories can be explored through the hands-free fusion of high fidelity, structural MR images in real time.

Featuring tools that simplify the surgeon’s complex spatial reasoning tasks by emphasizing 3D visualization, the workflow-driven user interface, automatic data processing and world-class 3D tractographic rendering aids the intricate process of creating a surgical plan.

Automatically co-register images, execute brain segmentation and generate tractography

Ability to merge multi-modality imaging data sets including MR, CT and DTI

Create and examine regions of interest in three dimensions

Perform trajectory-centric planning

Fully supportive of corridor surgical techniques

Use interactive tools for the evaluation of relevant anatomy and tractography

Employ virtual tools to assess, access and establish an appropriate craniotomy during the planning stage

Export plans to PACS for use in surgical navigation systems

Access BrightMatter Plan and BrightMatter Guide from a single workstation for a streamlined user experience

Combine structural and functional DTI with anatomical MRI data

The BrightMatter™ Plan In Action

Automated Data Processing

  • Brain segmentation
  • Hands-free co-registration of DTI to MRI data
  • Generation of FA, ADC, and RGB from DTI data set
  • Generation of 3D tractography


  • Evaluate the quality of the input data
  • Review the results of data processing
  • Accept some/all of the data into planning process

Regions of Interest

  • Build regions from several image modalities
  • Merge multi-modality MRI and CT datasets
  • Semi-automated tools for segmentation
  • Produce 3D volumes for use in surgical planning


  • Use real time 3D renderings to create and evaluate plans
  • Optionally overlay tractography and regions of interest

Sulcal Paths

  • Evaluate plans using trajectory-centric views
  • Evaluate alternatives based on the morphology of your selected sulcus


  • Simulate the tool manipulation required during resection
  • Evaluate your necessary access and automatically estimate appropriate craniotomy dimensions


  • Review possible trajectories
  • Export uniquely named plans to your PACS for navigation