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Robotic Spine Surgery

Robotic Spine Surgery: CT Scans Mean Less Radiation

See how CT scans are revolutionizing the robotic spine surgery industry. Learn more about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Thanks to Mazor Robotics, the Renaissance┬« system is a unique system for device implantation in robotic spine surgery. In traditional surgery, fluoroscopic equipment is typically needed to give the surgeon a visual on location and to ensure the procedure is going correctly and according to plan. This process involves small exposures to radiation during this device’s use. In robotic-assisted surgery, fluoroscopy use is decreased as a result of planning stages that occur long before the patient has entered the operating room. Images taken with computerized tomography (CT) serve as a blueprint for this pre-operative planning. These images are loaded into a computerized 3D system for a 360 degree view of the target area.