Guide XT system for visualization of DBSDecember 13, 2018
Guide XT System for visualization of deep brain stimulation (DBS) was launched in Europe, said Boston Scientific Corporation.
The Guide XT System is built for directionality that utilizes patient-specific anatomy and stimulation field modeling. This technology provides physicians with 3-D image planning capability and when used in conjunction with the Vercise DBS Systems, enables physicians to personalise and optimise DBS treatment.
DBS treats movement disorder symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or essential tremor. The procedure stimulates a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads that are powered by a device called an implantable pulse generator (IPG).
The Guide XT System automatically detects the location of the leads, implanted by a neurosurgeon, in the imaging of the brain. Following the implant, a clinician programmes a patient’s device and the Guide XT System can be used to help visualize the stimulation field and efficiently determine the most appropriate settings for each patient.
Guide XT was developed in partnership with Brainlab AG, a software-driven medical technology company.