Ct-U/S Navigator for Interventions

The Virtual Navigator Technology combines two different imaging modalities: real-time ultrasound scanning and static imaging (e.g. MR/CT) driving you inside the human body to reach the desired target.

Thanks to the Fusion Imaging and the Tracking System you will have a perfect correlation of Ultrasound and MR/CT images significantly increasing precision and accuracy of image-guided diagnosis and interventional procedures.

NaviSuite is the right, easy and fast solution to improve your practical work-flow by identifying the internal liver lesions and performing the follow-up in interventional imaging.

NaviSuite, moreover, allows you to merge MR/CT images with contrast-enhanced ultrasound real-time scanning, increasing your confidence through the use of the different modalities.

  • Perfect correlation of ultrasound with CT/MR images
  • Multi modality support
  • Automatic image fusion
  • Online, real-time display
  • Intuitive & Easy-To-Use
  • Virtual navigation for Diagnosis & Interventions
  • Biopsy guidance
  • Catheter placement
  • Instrument navigation
  • 2D navigation (x-ray, mammographie)
  • Bodymap navigation

Some Sample Images of NaviSuite:

Virtual Navigator History

2002 The Idea  
2004 Introduction - RSNA2004 CD Presentation
Real-Time ultrasound CT fusion:
How to quickly and precisely perform radiofrequency ablation for small or poorly visualized liver tumors (Solbiati-Cova-Ierace)
2005 Virtual Needle - RSNA 2005
New improvement of Real-time US: CT Fusion-
The anatomical markers and the "Virtual Needle" (Solbiati-Cova-Bellobuono)
2006 The Planning - CIRSE 2006: Gruntzig Lecture
Image - guidance propelling the future of cancer therapy (Solbiati)

- RSNA 2006: Real-time CT/US fusion imaging for the guidance of ablative treatment of small hepatic, renal and adrenal malignancies. (Solbiati-Cova-Ierace-De Beni)
2007 MyLab70XVG New - RSNA 2007
Use of Real-time US/CT fusion imaging as simulation device for teaching how to safely and precisely perform sonographically-guided interventional procedures (Solbiati, Ierace, De Beni)
2012 Motion sensor European Patent 01ESA12-EP
2013 Further innovations - Automatic registration (Patent Pending)
- Respiratory gating
- Auto-segmentation of lesions
- Multimodality dataset rigid registration
2014 Specific requirements - 2D Navigation
- Neuronavigation environment
- TAVI puncture environment
2015 -Automatic registration in Transcanial applications

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