Spine Navigation

Empowering Spine Surgeons

Dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of surgical navigation for surgeons and patients, 7D Surgical has developed the first and only Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery (MvIGS) system that allows surgeons to perform fast, cost-effective, radiation-free spinal navigation.

Proprietary Flash™ Registration

Guided by our philosophy of “designed by surgeons, for surgeons,” 7D Surgical has reduced the entire workflow time to less than 20 seconds for patient registration. Traditional IGS systems can take up to 30 minutes for registration, with even more time spent if re-registration is required.

The Spinal Registration Process.
Reimagined and Revitalized

1

PLACE REFERENCE FRAME

  • Attach the bone clamp reference frame quickly and easily
  • Attaches with one hand in just seconds

2

IDENTIFY 3 LEVEL DEFINITION POINTS

  • Surgeon identifies co-localized points on 3D surface and pre-operative scan

3

FLASH™ REGISTRATION

  • Using the conveniently located foot pedal, automated Flash™ Registration occurs
  • Utilizes visible light (not radiation)
  • Instantaneous 3D color image aligns to the pre-operative CT

4

VERIFICATION

  • Touch anatomical landmarks for confirmation

5

NAVIGATE: IMAGE GUIDED SURGERY BEGINS

  • With MvIGS, using the 7D Surgical System: registration takes < 20 seconds
  • With traditional IGS: registration takes 15-30 minutes

Flash™ Fix

Update your registration at any time with a single Flash™.

Spine Registration Instruments

Reference Clamp

Quick, one-handed application of this bone clamp

Awl – Sharp Tip

Sharp, narrow tip with integrated measurements allows surgeon to make a pilot hole through the cortical bone; designed to preserve line of sight down shaft of tool

Pedicle Probe

Used after the awl to continue the pilot hole through the softer cancellous bone; includes integrated measurements and is designed to preserve line of sight down shaft of tool. Depth and width (in mm) are displayed to allow accurate real-time sizing of implants.

Vision, Precision, and Certainty. All in Real-Time

The 7D Surgical System delivers on the promise of IGS and allows surgeons to perform fast, cost-effective, radiation-free image guided surgery. And with proprietary Flash™ Registration, patient registration takes less than 20 seconds.

Reduce Radiation for Surgeons, Staff, and Patients. Enable Improved Safety.

  • Physicians can exceed their Lifetime Occupational Radiation Limit within the first decade of their  career.1
  • Female orthopedic surgeons have a higher prevalence of breast cancer.2
  • Radiation technologists are at a higher risk of a leukemia diagnosis.3
  • Spine surgeons receive significantly greater radiation levels than other, non-spinal procedures that involve the use of a fluoroscope.  10-12 times greater.4
  1. “Radiation exposure during pedicle screw placement in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: is fluoroscopy safe?” Ul Haque M, Shufflebarger HL, O’Brien M, Macagno A. Spine: 2006 Oct 1;31(21):2516-20.
  2. “Increased Breast Cancer Prevalence Among Female Orthopedic Surgeons”.  Loretta B. Chou, M.D., Sheena Chandran, M.D., Alex H. S. Harris, Ph.D., Joanna Tung, B.S., and Lesley M. Butler, Ph.D.. JOURNAL OF WOMEN’S HEALTH Volume 21, Number 6, 2012.
  3. “Incidence of haematopoietic malignancies in US radiologic technologists”. M S Linet, D M Freedman, A K Mohan, M M Doody, E Ron, K Mabuchi, B H Alexander, A Sigurdson, M Hauptmann. Occup Environ Med 2005; 62:861–867.
  4. “Radiation Exposure to the Spine Surgeon During Fluoroscopically Assisted Pedicle Screw Insertion”.  Y. Raja Rampersaud, MD, Kevin T. Foley, MD, Alfred C. Shen, MD, Scott Williams, MD, PhD, and Milo Solomito, PhD. SPINE Volume 25, Number 20, pp 2637–2645.