Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Medical Technology

OP Planning and Navigation

Neurosurgical Planning and Neuro-Navigation:
Dextroscope operation-planning

The dextroscope is a tool for planning of complex neurosurgical operations in virtual reality. Data from two dimensional CT- or MRI-scans can be fused to a 3D-model, which shows the individual pathoanatomy very precisely and accurately. Steps of the operation can be simulated and trained using this model. With the help of the dextroscope-planning platform the surgical strategy for minimal invasive procedures can be optimized and tailored to the individuals anatomy in order to minimize neurological damage. Until now we have planned and performed more than 400 operations using virtual planning and training with the dextroscope-system.

Dextroscope Animation
Animated Dextroscope images showing anatomical and pathological structures.

Johannes Gutenberg-
University Mainz
Department of Neurosurgery
Langenbeckstraße 1
D-55101 Mainz

Building 505 2nd floor


Phone: +49 6131 17-7331
Fax: +49 6131 17-2274

Outpatient department:
Phone: +49 6131 17-7186 or
Phone: +49 6131 17-6941

Phone: +49 6131 17-0