The ClearPoint Prism™ Neuro Laser Therapy System is indicated for use to necrotize or coagulate soft tissue through interstitial irradiation or thermal therapy under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance in medicine and surgery in neurosurgery for a wavelength of 1064nm.
When therapy is performed under MRI guidance, and when data from compatible MRI sequences is available, the ClearPoint Prism™ Neuro Laser Therapy System can process images using proton resonance-frequency (PRF) shift analysis and image subtraction to relate changes in complex phase angle back to relative changes in tissue temperature during therapy. The image data may be manipulated and viewed in a number of different ways, and the values of data at certain selected points may be monitored and/or displayed over time.
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The ClearPoint Neuro Navigation Platform for Laser Catheter Placement
The ClearPoint navigation platform enables the neurosurgeon to refine the desired trajectory before placing the laser catheter. Real-time MRI guided imaging allows the doctor to immediately confirm accurate catheter placement and promptly detect any hemorrhage after reaching target.
Dr. Clark Chen from the University of Minnesota Medical Center Shares His Insights on the Emerging Applications of ClearPoint in Neuro-Oncology
Dr. Clark Chen has a consulting relationship with ClearPoint Neuro
Benefits of MRI-Guided Catheter Placement
ClearPoint Empowers MRI-Guidance for a Range of Laser Catheter Placement Procedures
The ClearPoint system is intended to provide stereotactic guidance for the placement and operation of instruments or devices during neurosurgery within the MRI environment.
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SmartFrame Array® Neuro Navigation System
Designed to streamline Laser Catheter Insertion, Biopsy, and Drug Delivery procedures – and enable more workflow options
The SmartFrame Array® offers stability and flexibility for neuro navigation, with a highly rigid frame and an “array” of six offset channels to simplify multi-trajectory procedures and entry point adjustments. The Array software provides an intuitive user interface, with options for performing entire procedures in the MRI, or starting in the operating room.
“The SmartFrame Array system offers a more rigid and compact build to enhance procedural efficiency while maintaining accuracy. The design supports multi-trajectory stereotaxis, allowing novel clinical applications.”
Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD
Professor, Lyle French Chair Neurosurgery & Department Head, Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School
5 and 7 French Peel-Away Sheath Kits
The 5 and 7 French Peel-Away Sheath Kits allow the user to insert 5F or 7F devices to a pre-confirmed target in a single pass.
“I’ve used the new Peel-Away Sheath to help guide a laser catheter and am very happy that we now have this extra degree of confidence that catheter placement will be just as accurate as DBS placement. It’s especially helpful if a hippocampal trajectory requires going through the ventricle.”
Mark Richardson, MD, PhD
Director, Functional Neurosurgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
“This new larger Stylet and Sheath Delivery System is very helpful for those cases where you’re worried about deflection, traversing near ventricles, or facing a steep trajectory. The stiffness provides a lot of confidence, and it is reassuring knowing that you don’t give up your track once you get to target. It’s just one pass.”
Sanjeet S. Grewal, MD
Mayo Clinic in Florida
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MRI-Guided Stereotactic Laser Corpus Callosotomy for Epilepsy: Distinct Methods and Outcomes
This is the largest reported series of SLCC for epilepsy to date. SLCC provides seizure outcomes comparable to open surgery outcomes reported in the literature. Direct MRI guidance is more accurate, which has the potential to reduce the risks of SLCC. Methodological advancements and larger studies are needed.
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