Stryker Announces Completion of First Surgical Cases using Stryker’s Q Guidance System

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Stryker announced that Early Product Surveillance (EPS) cases utilising its Q Guidance System with Cranial Guidance Software are underway. The technology provides surgeons with image- based planning and an intraoperative guidance system designed to support cranial surgeries.

Stryker's Q Guidance System with Cranial Guidance Software will become the new gold standard for image-guided neurosurgical navigation. Cranial procedures are extremely delicate, and outcomes may go beyond physical health, potentially altering patient's appearance or personality. The system offers advanced planning and guidance capabilities, giving greater confidence to perform these complex surgeries.

Cranial Guidance Software provides a single solution to track brain biopsy and shunt placement instruments, and includes automatic, algorithmic processing as well as comprehensive segmentation capabilities. The software provides tools enabled by gesture recognition for identifying, marking, and localising targets and anatomical structures of interest.

Leading up to a full commercial launch, Stryker’s Q Guidance System with Cranial Guidance Software will be utilised at five additional EPS sites: the University of New Mexico, the University of Arkansas, the University of Michigan, Thomas Jefferson University, and Lenox Hill Hospital.