Automated tractography of the whole brain and patient-specific bundles of concern helps neurosurgeons in therapy, and Modus Plan delivers better results for patients in preparation for surgery.
FREMONT, CA: Synaptive Medical, a specialist in how surgeons access and use enhanced patient information, has launched Modus Plan, a surgical planning tool, featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg in the U.S. Modus Plan provides easy access to tractography and enables precision medicine which combines tractography with a wide array of other inputs including functional, bone, and vascular imaging, to get a complete picture. This release offers extra capacity in patient-specific bundles of concern for automated tractography segmentation. Synaptive is a medical product and technology organization that designs software and hardware systems to overcome traditional hospital obstacles and enhance patient care in and beyond the operating room.
Modus Plan earlier referred to as the BrightMatter Plan, will complement the fully integrated surgical technology suite of Synaptive, including its robotically regulated microscope, Modus V. Synaptive's Modus V and embedded BrightMatter solutions include surgical planning, navigation and visualization, and an informatics platform which gives leading clinicians and healthcare systems the data they need to provide patients with the best possible results.
The manual generation of tractography took significant time for surgeons, which was one of the constraints of the extensive implementation of these critical patient-specific data. Neuroanatomy of each patient comprises of distinctive white matter patterns indicating essential brain regions that regulate function. The Modus Plan software of Synaptive automatically generates dynamic tractography of the entire brain. This new capacity takes it one step further by visually segmenting these tracts into patient-specific bundles, thus offering surgeons with useful data on brain regions during surgical procedures.
“To help surgeons provide safer care for their patients, it is critical that we streamline these procedures to save time. The potential clinical application of adding BrightMatter AutoSeg to our offering is substantial,” said Cameron Piron, President of Synaptive. “In instances of brain cancer, tumor growth may distort patients' white matter tracts, which may complicate planning a safe route of entry to the brain. Having easy access to quickly generated tractography before tumor resection procedures can prove life-saving for patients. The latest enhancements to Modus Plan further demonstrate our dedication to delivering tools that assist neurosurgeons in providing optimal care for patients undergoing surgical procedures.”
Keeping neurosurgeons in mind, Synaptive has developed Modus Plan and its BrightMatter AutoSeg feature. The image-guided technology of the Modus Plan is a critical element of contemporary neurosurgical practice, mainly when dealing with deep-sitting lesions, as conventional anatomical methods may not consider significant white matter tracts. Automatically segmented tractography can be transferred into picture-guided systems, including both the BrightMatter Guide from Synaptive and systems from third parties. With this intraoperative and preoperative use, automated segmentation is fundamental to surgical planning, decision-making during surgery, and eventually, patient outcomes improvement.
The segmentation tractography function is designed to be incorporated into hospital systems – subject to regulatory clearances across various markets already using the wholly integrated set of neurological alternatives from Synaptive that delivers automation and product integration to produce better patient results.