ClearPoint System Overview

Enabling the delivery of therapies to treat a range of neurological diseases and disorders

Our ClearPoint system is intended to provide stereotactic guidance for the placement and operation of instruments or devices during planning and operation of neurological procedures within the MRI environment and in conjunction with MR imaging. The ClearPoint system is intended as an integral part of procedures that have traditionally used stereotactic methodology. These procedures include biopsies, catheter and electrode insertion.

Our ClearPoint® system is the only surgical platform that provides real-time MRI guidance for a range of minimally invasive procedures in the brain. It is an integrated system of hardware components, disposable components and intuitive, menu-driven software.

ClearPoint procedures can be performed in a hospital's existing diagnostic MRI suite and can be used with both 1.5T and 3T scanners. There are approximately 4,500 1.5T MRI scanners and 550 3T MRI scanners installed in hospitals throughout the United States.

ClearPoint Hardware

The ClearPoint reusable hardware includes our integrated head fixation frame, dedicated computer workstation, and MRI-compatible in-room computer monitor.

  Neurosurgery in the MRI scanner                    

ClearPoint SmartFrame® Device

The ClearPoint SmartFrame® device is a single-use, disposable trajectory frame that is MRI-compatible and enables the MRI-guided alignment and insertion of devices used during ClearPoint procedures.  The trajectory of the SmartFrame device can be adjusted from outside the bore of the MRI scanner with our disposable physician controller.


SmartFrame     SmartFrame Hand Controller


ClearPoint Software

The ClearPoint software is an intuitive, menu-driven software system used to guide the physician in all aspects of a ClearPoint procedure, including surgical planning, device alignment, navigation to target, procedure monitoring and report generation at the conclusion of the ClearPoint procedure. 

ClearPoint Surgical Kit

The ClearPoint surgical kit includes all accessory components necessary for a ClearPoint procedure.  These components include our surgical draping, which helps create a sterile surgical field in a standard diagnostic MRI suite, and our SmartGrid® array, which assists the surgeon in identifying the entry point for a ClearPoint procedure.

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