Building Blocks planning helps users understand the anatomy of the frontal recess and to transfer any radiological content - presented on a CT scan - into an understandable 3D picture. This allows the surgeon to do a stepwise sequential dissection of each cell in the frontal recess.
The ability to draw the building blocks on paper and to work out the drainage pathway around these blocks helps the surgeon to fully understand exactly where the instruments need to be placed and how to perform the dissection properly
Building Blocks planning is much easier with the Scopis planning software. The surgeon is able to draw building blocks on the CT scan itself in all three dimensions, resize them and place them in and over the cells that normally would have to be manually drawn. Importantly, the frontal sinus drainage pathway can also be drawn directly on the CT scans, creating an accurate 3D representation on top of the patient image.
Taking the planning into the operating room allows the surgeon to perform the surgery with additional safety and orientation for a complete dissection and optimal results
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Electromagnetic navigation is mostly used in ENT and CMF surgery.
A field generator emits an electromagnetic field wherein the position of small sensors can be tracked. The field generator can be positioned beside the patient or can be integrated in the head rest. No direct line of sight is needed to navigate with an EM System.
Scopis positions a sensor in the tip of each electromagnetic instrument. Therefore instrument shape can be manually adjusted by the surgeon without the need of further calibration.
The flexibility of the instruments is especially useful to reach areas like the frontal or maxillary sinus, which can be hardly reached with straight rigid instruments.
The Sensor in a suction tube is located externally to aid the ﬂow and reduce clogging.
In addition to precalibrated Scopis Instruments, the adapter system allows navigation of a variety of typical FESS instruments.