Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) announced today that the first surgeries were performed with its Excelsius3D imaging platform.
Audobon, Pennsylvania-based Globus Medical designed its intelligent, intraoperative 3-in-1 imaging platform as a mobile X-ray system for 2D fluoroscopy, 2D digital radiography and 3D imaging of adult and pediatric patients. Its indication covers where a physician benefits from 2D and 3D information on anatomic structures and high-contrast objects with high x-ray attenuation, such as bony anatomy and metallic objects.
Dr. Paul C. McAfee and Dr. Mesfin A. Lemma of Medstar Union Memorial Hospital (Baltimore), Dr. Roland Kent of Northwest Specialty Hospital (Post Falls, Idaho) and Dr. Jeffrey A. Goldstein of NYU Langone Health (New York) each performed the first clinical cases using Excelsius3D with ExcelsiusGPS.
Excelsius3D combined with ExcelsiusGPS offers an intraoperative, image-guided robotic navigation solution for improving implant placement accuracy, lowering radiation exposure and shortening operative times. It is now commercially available in the U.S.
“The addition of Excelsius3D to our operating room has helped to streamline our navigation workflow with ExcelsiusGPS,” Goldstein said in the release. “The intraoperative imaging technology enables us to efficiently visualize anatomy, offers three imaging modes in a single comprehensive system, and is easy for our radiology technicians to maneuver and position. We’re excited about this new tool to help us provide patients with the best possible care.”