Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT scanner system

SJMC was the first hospital in Malaysia to acquire the BrainLab Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT scanner system which is a portable, high-definition imaging system that takes SJMC’s patient care to the next level.   Having the mobile CT scanner in the operating room allows the surgeon to instantly learn whether a procedure is successful. Traditionally with old CT scanners, patients need to be scanned post-operatively to determine the outcome of a surgery because of infection-control procedures.  The surgeon had to wait until the patient was out of surgery and recovering the following day before a follow-up scan could be done.  With Airo, patients are scanned in the OT and allows surgeons to assess whether they have reached their desired surgical objectives.

A cohesive imaging and patient positioning solution which offers less radiation exposure, Airo is ideal for cranial, neuro, spine and trauma procedures, making it a highly versatile intraoperative imaging system. High CT image quality increases surgeons’ confidence and supports advanced minimally invasive surgery.
Airo delivers superior detail images of bone anatomy as well as full Hounsfield soft tissue imaging that offers better definition for the spine. The scan volume of D 50 x 100 cm allows surgeons to image the entire spine in a single scan and to visualize more anatomical context than 3D C-arms. “Virtual MRI”, which elastically fuses pre-operative MRI to intraoperative CT scans from Airo, potentially replaces the need for an intraoperative MRI.
Real-time access to patient data and optimized navigation with pre-operation planning and surgical visualization is possible, thereby increasing surgical efficiency in the OT and enhancing the surgical workflow to minimise procedure risk and reduce procedure time. Data-sharing is possible with colleagues via communication through web-based conferencing.

The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted System

One of the biggest developments in recent orthopaedics has been the introduction of robot-assisted surgery for joint replacement.  Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is a cutting-edge technology in joint replacement.  It is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip.  The technology is a “game-changer”, since it/’s bringing new levels of precision and customisation to the joint replacement process.

Mako uses a 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. It enables surgeons to execute their surgical plans more accurately, protects soft tissue and ligaments from damage, and offers a less painful experience than conventional joint replacement.