Point/Counter

What imaging is best to diagnose the source of hip-spine pathology symptoms?

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
There has been recent interest in joint arthroplasty in terms of how spinal motion might influence component position in patients undergoing total…

Complex spine surgery linked with high postoperative CT scan utilization

September 7, 2018
Surgeons ordered CT scans at a high rate following complex spine surgery in recent study results and the investigators believe surgeons should…

Mobius Imaging announces 510(k) clearance for CT pediatric applications

April 26, 2018
Mobius Imaging LLC announced it has received 510(k) clearance for its Airo Mobile CT Imaging System for pediatric applications, according to a…

Gadolinium contrast necessary in ‘countless’ MRIs, safety research encouraged

November 7, 2017
On Nov. 1, Chuck Norris, Hollywood actor and martial artist, took on a new type of battle: fighting against medical device manufacturers in a…

In the Journals

Several clinician characteristics predict low-value imaging

September 26, 2017
Several clinician characteristics, including clinician specialty, imaging for the prior patient, ownership of imaging equipment and high rates of…

In the Journals

Study explores image guidance based on MRI for spinal interstitial laser thermotherapy

June 15, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated image guidance based on MRI for laser interstitial thermotherapy of a spinal metastasis was viable. Researchers…

Optical topographic imaging seen as efficient, accurate navigation technique for cervical spine

May 18, 2017
According to a presentation from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, optical topographic imaging is an…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Study supports utility of 3-D printing for planning of complex spinal surgery

May 15, 2017
Investigators of this case report highlighted the use of 3-D printing for the development of customized prostheses and surgical planning, and noted…

In the Journals

For the OLIF approach, MRI evidence indicates lower lumbar segmental arteries traverse the intervertebral disc

April 17, 2017
Investigators of this study found segmental arteries in the lower lumbar spine level of L4 -L5 can exist in the surgical field of the oblique lateral…

Image guidance system for spine surgery from 7D Surgical receives FDA and Canadian clearances

March 27, 2017
7D Surgical announced it has received FDA 501(k) clearance and a medical device license from Health Canada for its Machine-vision Image Guided…

In the Journals

Findings support use of intraoperative ultrasound for pediatric patients with tumors

February 7, 2017
According to researchers of this study, use of intraoperative ultrasound in pediatric tumor surgery may lead to better tumor resection and can…

In the Journals

Study finds algorithm useful for decision support about vertebral localization

February 2, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated LevelCheck, an automatic radiographic labeling algorithm, could be a useful tool to help support decisions about…

Royal Philips announces new, surgical navigation technology for image-guided surgery

January 16, 2017
Royal Philips announced it has developed an augmented-reality surgical navigation technology to assist surgeons performing image-guided open and…

Review highlights imaging modalities for degenerative diseases, infections of the spine

December 19, 2016
Although professional organizations agree patients with uncomplicated low back pain or radiculopathy without a red flag do not require imaging…

Meeting News

DePuy Synthes Spine showcases new portable imaging system at NASS

October 28, 2016
DePuy Synthes Spine is showcasing the Kick System with FluoroExpress Software Module at the National American Society Spine Meeting. A new…

Video

VIDEO: Assaker performs atlantoaxial fusion assisted by 3-D fluoroscopy-based navigation

October 26, 2016
  In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Prof. Richard Assaker, MD, of University Hospital Lille, France, operates on a 42-year-old man who…

Meeting News Coverage

Stereotactic radiosurgery has advanced the treatment of metastatic spine disease

September 28, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Radiosurgery is a revolutionary and meaningful advance that has helped improve the outcomes of metastatic spine disease and how it…

From OT Europe

Ortho Kinematics receives CE mark approval for spine motion technology

September 12, 2016
Ortho Kinematics Inc. received CE mark approval for its Vertebral Motion Analysis product, which allows commercialization of the product in European

In the Journals

Biomarker may be used to predict neurological impairment in patients with CSM

July 27, 2016
Results from this study indicated diffusion spectrum basis imaging-quantified axonal loss could serve as an imaging biomarker for the prediction of…

From OT Europe

EOS imaging receives CE mark for online 3-D surgical planning software for spine procedures

June 30, 2016
EOS imaging recently announced it received a CE mark for spineEOS, the company’s online 3-D planning software for spine surgery. According to a…