Leica Microsystems offers a range of surgical microscope solutions to support neurosurgeons in the most complex microsurgery applications. Our cutting-edge neurosurgery microscopes provide optimal and reliable visualization, including built-in fluorescence filters and innovative GLOW 800 augmented reality fluorescence.
They are designed to perfectly address surgeons’ needs, offering brilliant illumination, upgradability, as well as adjustable viewing accessories to support ergonomics. Furthermore, our solutions for neurosurgery feature heads-up display, facilitating challenging and new operating procedures and new approaches in neurosurgery.
Leading visualization with FusionOptics technology can also be supplemented with fluorescence imaging, and GLOW augmented reality fluorescence, our latest ground-breaking technology, which is available for our premium overhead microscopes.
To augment surgical insights intraoperatively data from other sources, e.g. leading IGS systems and neuroendoscopes, or DICOM can be injected into the eyepieces and displayed on HD screens.
4K 3D on-screen viewing and recording are also available to supplement intraoperative visualization, facilitate new operating approaches with Heads-up-Display (HUD), and support surgical teaching.
Neurosurgeons rely on surgical microscopes to visualize the surgical field and the fine anatomical details of brain structures in order to perform a wide range of surgical procedures with high precision.
Applications of neurosurgery operating microscopes can include the following:
- Brain aneurysm repair
- Tumor resections
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) treatment
- Cerebral artery bypass surgery
- Epilepsy surgery
- Spine surgery
Leica microscopes for neurosurgery feature innovative, integratable technologies that enhance the surgeon's vision through an augmented reality. In vascular surgery, for example, GLOW800 augmented reality (AR) fluorescence allows the neurosurgeon to clearly visualize blood flow in real time.
Neurosurgeons operate in deep and narrow cavities, while navigating through delicate tissue and locating anatomical structures with vitally important functions.
Achieving sufficient illumination and depth of field, as well as a large enough and unobstructed field of view are some of the main challenges of using microscopy in neurosurgery.
Simultaneous and clear visualization of blood flow in neurovascular procedures, as well as differentiating between different tissue types in tumor resection surgery are some of the most important challenges of modern neurosurgery.
Finally, poor ergonomics resulting in musculoskeletal pain and reduced productivity remains an important issue facing neurosurgeons, impacting their quality of life and career longevity.
GLOW800 augmented reality (AR) fluorescence and ICG create a simultaneous white-light and real-time fluorescent blood flow view, creating a crisp visual delineation between cerebral anatomy and blood flow.
This advanced feature offers a single augmented image of cerebral anatomy in natural color and real-time vascular flow, eliminating interruptions and the need to switch between the natural microscope image and the flat black and white