Goodyear, Ariz.-based Abrazo West Campus is one of nine hospitals, and the first hospital in Arizona, to receive the new Loop-X spine robot, according to an Oct. 4 report from NBC 12 News.
The Loop-X robot takes 2D and 3D images of a patient's spine without having to move the patient during surgery.
Physicians can control the robot using BrainLab software, and adjust it mid-procedure.
Loop-X and BrainLab are set to be installed and operational in Goodyear by November.
"The device robotically aligns to the most critical patient anatomy, so patients do not have to be moved to be scanned with Loop-X. In addition, independently moving imaging source and detector panels help reduce the amount of radiation exposure," Brian Vernon, MD, Abrazo spine surgeon, told NBC 12.