2021 AANS

The AANS Board of Directors has made the decision to move the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, August 21-25, to a fully virtual format.

Although meeting in-person allows the neurosurgical community to come together face-to-face, current COVID-related health concerns have made it necessary to demonstrate the strength of the community with a more responsible and inclusive option. 

Leica Microsystems is here to help you Augment Your Reality with the latest innovations in Digital Augmented Reality.

Empower your decision making and enhance your surgical toolkit with GLOW800 Augmented Reality fluorescence, heads-up 3D visualization, and IGS with CaptiView.

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Empower your decision-making with Augmented Reality

The ARveo microscope integrates the supplementary imaging information you need to make precise, confident decisions. Enhance your understanding with IGS data and our propriety GLOW Augmented Reality (AR) technology.

Building on a decade of leadership in fluorescence imaging, GLOW AR is ready to revolutionize the way you navigate your most challenging neurosurgical procedures.

A sophisticated imaging sensor and algorithms capture, optimize, and combine multiple spectral bands of visible and fluorescent light. The result is faithful, natural coloring of tissue and accurate representation of fluorescence intensity.

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Augment your vascular neurosurgery

GLOW800 augmented reality (AR) fluorescence is the first fluorescence modality based on GLOW AR technology. Used in combination with ICG, it allows you to observe cerebral anatomy in natural color, augmented by real-time vascular flow, with full depth perception.

One complete picture without interruption

A single, real-time view means no more need to recall and try to reconcile black and white NIR blood flow video with the natural anatomical view
Full depth perception and no dark peripheries through image homogenization supports clear spatial orientation
Whether AVM, aneurysm, bypass, or microvascular decompression, you always have the full view you need to confidently work in GLOW800 mode

Images courtesy of Cleopatra Charalampaki, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Cologne Medical Center, Germany.

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FL800 - Near infrared fluorescence imaging

GLOW800 - Augmented reality fluorescence imaging

Prof. Raphael Guzman from the University Hospital & Children’s Hospital in Basel, Switzerland

Heads-up surgery – a new era in neurosurgery

Prof. Raphael Guzman from the University Hospital & Children’s Hospital in Basel, Switzerland explains how advances in the digital imaging quality of surgical microscopes, like the ARveo, have paved the way for new surgical operating approaches.

Find out what Prof. Guzman further says about the ergonomic advantages of heads-up surgery, its impact on teaching, and how the increased connectivity of the ARveo with other digital technologies, such as IGS and Augmented Reality Fluorescences provide an enormous advantage for neurovascular surgery.

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Look forwards to a 3D future

Continue to work with the full depth perception and high resolution you require without needing to look through the eyepieces.

  • Visualize minute anatomical details on a much larger scale and with natural color differentiation on 31-inch or 55-inch 4K 3D monitor
  • Choose to work heads-up and achieve a comfortable upright posture by positioning the optics carrier and cart-mounted 3D monitor exactly where you need them, this limits physical strain on the spine which can have a compounding effect over years in the OR
  • Feel even more immersed in your surgical procedure thanks to the magnified view and uncompromised working position

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Choose to view in the eyepieces

Prefer not to take your eyes off your patient to look at a screen during surgery?

With CaptiView image injection you see the imaging information you need in the highest resolution, directly in the eyepieces.

  • CaptiView displays GLOW AR fluorescence, IGS data from leading manufacturers, microscope information, and additional input streams thanks to the OpenArchitecture design
  • 1080p full HD display with LED backlight delivers high-resolution, high-contrast images so good there’s no need to break concentration to look at a screen 

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Empower your decision-making with Augmented Reality

View images from IGS systems and endoscopes via eyepieces or 4K 3D screens and further augment your surgical insight. Activate the additional information display with just one touch of the microscope handle.

Image guided surgery and robotic control

Clearly see your two-dimensional microscope image in relation to three-dimensional brain structures. Rotate, and manipulate your live data at will using software from the leading Image Guided Surgery (IGS) systems. Enjoy additional robotic control by integrating Brainlab Microscope Navigation software which enables:

  • Setting of a position and angle, then with the touch of a button the microscope will automatically return to that position
  • Selection of a point of focus, the ARveo will then move independently to remain focused on this point
  • Positional tracking of the microscope with visualization of optical axis and focal point

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