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Synaptive Medical Announces Presence at 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Showcases Integrated Automated Tractography and Robotics Product Suite

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Synaptive Medical, a global pioneer in automated surgical planning and
robotics, today announced they will be showcasing their fully integrated
array of products and hosting surgical case study presentations at this
year’s 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological
Surgeons (AANS) being held April 13-17, in San Diego, at the San Diego
Convention Center.

As part of this commitment to bringing innovation to the operating room,
Synaptive will feature their integrated technology suite within the
meeting Exhibit hall from Sunday, April 14, to Tuesday, April 16, from
9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. PDT. Synaptive Medical’s main showing is located
at Booth 2033, and their Cadaveric Lab is located in the Surgical Suites (Booth
. The neurosurgical equipment and imaging innovations to be
presented at this year’s meeting are as follows:

  • BrightMatterTM Plan automatically
    generates dynamic, whole-brain tractography, so surgeons can easily
    review white matter tracts and explore surgical approaches during
    pre-operative planning stages. Additional updates to this product,
    will be featured, including white matter segmentation, which enables
    surgeons to see patient-specific tract bundles within seconds.

    • Location(s): Synaptive Booth (Booth 2033), Stryker
      Booth (Booth 933), Stryker Mobile Lab (Booth
  • Modus VTM lends enhanced optics and a larger
    field of view using its fully automated robotic microscope, which
    ensures surgeons have a crystal-clear view of critical neuroanatomical
    structures at all times. Modus V will be demoed through a variety of
    simulated procedures in different settings, including a mock cranial
    and spine station and a clinical skills station.

    • Location(s): Synaptive Booth (Booth 2033),
      Expo Suite (Booth 2454), Cadaveric Lab (Surgical
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: In preparation for the launch of
    Evry™, Synaptive’s head-only MRI, intended to provide imaging directly
    at the point-of-care, they will showcase their latest images and user
    interface design to gain insights.

    • Location: Synaptive Booth (Booth 2033)

Case study presentations will highlight best practices for using
Synaptive’s products, as well as introduce a new feature to one of their
products. Dr. Sebastian Koga from Ochsner Health System will present the
clinical applications of this new feature.

Case Study Presentations:

  • Case 1 (Monday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. PDT; Booth 2033) –
    “Clinical applications of tractography and a preview of a novel
    automatic segmentation algorithm”, presented by Dr. Sebastian Koga
    from Ochsner Health System. Dr. Koga will demonstrate why tractography
    is important in planning and executing on the optimal approach.
  • Case 2 (Monday, April 15, 4:00 p.m. PDT; Booth 2033) –
    “Oncologic and Neurovascular case experience with Synaptive’s Modus V
    and Integrated Tractography Platform,” presented by Dr. Lawrence
    Dickinson from Sutter Health Eden Medical Center, will
    share his experiences using the Modus V in both cases and discuss
    compelling surgical data.
  • Cadaveric Lab:

    • Synaptive will run a cadaveric lab on Sunday, April 14 from 1:30
      p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT in a surgical suite on the conference
      exhibit floor. The lab will run for a total of two hours, broken
      down into 30 minute segments, to allow for optimal hands-on
      experiences by attendees. The cadaver will be set up in a cranial
      skull-base approach to highlight the key benefits of Synaptive’s
      robotic microscope, Modus VTM. The event will be held
      at the San Diego Convention Center Exhibit Hall in the Surgical

For more information on the meeting and Synaptive’s presence, visit the AANS
Program Schedule

About Synaptive Medical

Synaptive Medical Inc., a Toronto-based medical device and technology
company, designs hardware and software technologies that cross
traditional barriers in hospitals and improve patient care in and beyond
the operating room. Synaptive’s Modus V™ and integrated BrightMatter™
solutions—including surgical planning, navigation and visualization, and
an informatics platform—give leading clinicians and healthcare systems
the information they need to ensure the best possible outcomes for