Stryker Navigation, a business unit of Stryker, has entered into a collaboration agreement with NeuroLogica.

Under the agreement, Stryker will develop an integrated surgical navigation unit for NeuroLogica’s portable BodyTom 32-slice CT scanners.

The compatibility of both technologies will facilitate surgeons with better orientation in the operating room and enable minimally invasive procedures including spine, trauma, neurosurgery and ENT.

NeuroLogica said Stryker’s neuro navigation platform with automatic intraoperative mask (AIM) technology, will provide its BodyTom with automatic patient registration capability.

Stryker global navigation senior marketing director Jim Bruty said together with the company’s computer assisted surgery technologies, it will be able to further enhance patient outcomes and drive efficiencies for its customers.

BodyTom is Dicom 3.1 compliant and compatible with all PACS, surgical navigation, electronic medical records, planning systems and provides CT images wherever needed in the clinic, ICU and Emergency/Trauma departments.