Following months of review, the US Food and Drug Administration cleared Synaptive Medical’s BrightMatter Guide system for use in US operating rooms. Hospitals and surgical facilities will now be able to incorporate this game-changing surgical navigation system from Synaptive, the Toronto-based creator of leading edge neurosurgery products, into their clinical workflow.
BrightMatter Guide is a neuro-navigation system that displays 3D tractographic visuals of the brain in the Operating Room, to aid surgeons in guiding their tools and informing their surgical approach. This trajectory-centric navigation system fully considers that the path through the brain is as important as the destination itself. The 3D DTI visuals, carefully overlaid on an anatomical scan, provide valuable information allowing surgeons to visualize the brain’s internal networks. In addition, BrightMatter Guide provides continuous tracking of multiple tools throughout a procedure for real-time location updates within the surgical cavity.