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Medtronic acquires O-arm Imaging System to broaden image guided surgical solutions

Medtronic : 24 April, 2007  (New Product)
Medtronic has acquires the O-arm Imaging System assets of Breakaway Imaging of Massachusetts, USA.
The acquisition brings the O-arm Imaging System into a broad portfolio of image guided surgical solutions within the Navigation business at Medtronic.

'The O-arm represents an important step forward in image-guided surgery for Medtronic's customers and their patients', said Jim Cloar, vce president and general manager of the Navigation business at Medtronic.

'It will be an essential component in expanding the adoption of minimally invasive spine surgeries and opens the possibility for novel therapies which we believe are the wave of the future'.

The O-arm Imaging System, with a breakable gantry and flat screen detector, provides multi-dimensional surgical imaging.

The system provides surgeons with 3-D images, as well as multi-plane 2-D, and fluoroscopic imaging.

The system is intended for use in spinal and orthopaedic surgical procedures and is in use in more than 20 locations worldwide.

The O-arm Imaging System received FDA clearance in 2005.

Medtronic Navigation has more than 2,000 systems installed worldwide to serve a wide range of medical disciplines including, cranial, spinal, orthopaedic and ENT surgical applications.
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