Neurosurgery: Laser neurosurgery tool wins excellence award

July 10, 2015
Monteris Medical's NeuroBlate minimally invasive robotic laser neurosurgery tool took a gold medal in the Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies category of the 2015 Medical Design Excellence Awards. 
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Monteris Medical's (Plymouth, MI) NeuroBlate minimally invasive robotic laser neurosurgery tool took a gold medal in the Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies category of the 2015 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). Winners were announced June 9, 2015, in conjunction with the MD&M East Event.

With NeuroBlate, a surgeon makes a pencil-diameter hole in the skull, and inserts a laser probe to heat and destroy diseased tissue. The system combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and software-based visualization to allow remote ablation of both superficial and deeply embedded lesions, using a computer module. An MRI-compatible robotic probe driver helps precisely guide the probe to the site and apply laser energy in controlled amounts.

About the Author

Barbara Gefvert | Editor-in-Chief, BioOptics World (2008-2020)

Barbara G. Gefvert has been a science and technology editor and writer since 1987, and served as editor in chief on multiple publications, including Sensors magazine for nearly a decade.

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