This made-in-Bengaluru device can perform minimally invasive
In a significant contribution to the field of neurosurgery, a team of city doctors and researchers has come up with an indigenously developed stereotactic frame called 3DR stereotactic system, which helps in performing neurosurgeries.

Stereotactic brain surgery is a surgical procedure in which a brain tumour is removed or biopsy done using image guidance. This also helps in conducting minimally invasive surgeries in cases of Parkinson’s disease, pain, epilepsy, movement disorders, cysts and blood clots. A specially designed frame fixed to the patient’s head guides the surgeon to reach different, select and specific targets in the brain with precision.

“The surgical intervention with this frame makes use of the three-dimensional coordinates to locate the small targets within the brain and perform procedures on them,” said Dr. NK Venkataramana, chief neurosurgeon and founder chairman of Brains Hospital who conceptualised the device.

Bengaluru-based Mahalasa Medical Technology spearheaded by biomedical engineers Sadashiva Bhat and Sharath V Bhat designed and developed the device.

“Many such frames are available in the market, but their cost is prohibitive. The 3D arc we developed is an indigenous frame, conceptualised and designed in Bengaluru. Both the hardware and software are from here. It’s now available at one-third the cost of imported frames,” said Dr. Venkataramana.

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Make in India to Made in India👍
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Hope this benefits Indian patients.
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