The main innovative aspect of SIRIO, compared with traditional techniques, is that it shows patient’s internal tissues and organs in real time.
Therefore, the interventional physician no longer needs to mentally plan the whole procedure based only on CT or RM bi-dimensional images: thanks to SIRIO, he can identify the target and reach it with the surgical tool in the CT/RM room during operation.
SIRIO consists of:
- a processing unit for 3D reconstruction of the relevant anatomical district;
- an infrared localization system, detecting the position and orientation of the surgical needle relatively to the patient;
- the disposable sterile kit, allowing the infrared system to localize the surgical tools and the patient’s position;
- the breathing sensor for displacement monitoring of the patient's rib cage.
Great attention was paid to designing a clear and intuitive user interface and setting intelligent procedures: registration and calibration are carried out automatically, efficiently and quickly and are completely transparent to the user. For this reason, SIRIO does not require long training sessions nor specific technical expertise to be used.
Furthermore, after launching the application, no interaction with the system is needed by mouse or keyboard, so the physician can perform all the procedures keeping his hands within the surgical sterile field.
Customization of images
The views provided by the device come from 3D reconstruction through proprietary algorithms to guarantee high quality and reliability. Images and projections can be customized according to the type of surgery or personal preferences.
Maximum patient safety
By means of the breathing sensor and advanced algorithms, SIRIO monitors the movements of the patient's rib cage and the postural variations that may occur. Hence the system is suitable for different anatomical districts, including the pulmonary one.
In case of a control CT-scan during surgery, the 3D model can be rapidly updated with the new images to get the best approximation to the real situation.
SIRIO is compatible with all the tomographic imaging systems based on the DICOM protocol. It can be used to track any kind of needle or surgical rigid instrument (cannula, endoscope) with a diameter size ranging from 11G to 22G through the universal adapter.