|Novel Hybrid Operating Table for Neuroendovascular Treatment|
|Park Jong-Hyun 1, Mun JongHyeon1, Shin Dong-Seung 1, Kim Bum-Tae 1|
|1Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon Hospital, Department Of Neurosurgery, Bucheon-Si, Gyeonggi-Do,
Background: The integration of interventional and surgical techniques is requiring the development of a new working environment equipped for the needs of an interdisciplinary neurovascular team. However, conventional surgical and interventional tables have only a limited ability to provide for these needs. We have developed a concept mobile hybrid operating table that provides the ability for such a team to conduct both endovascular and surgical procedures in a single session. Methods: We developed methods that provide surgeons with angiography-guided surgery techniques for use in a conventional operating room environment. In order to design a convenient device ideal for practical use, we consulted with mechanical engineers. Results: The mobile hybrid operating table consists of two modules: a floating tabletop and a mobile module. In brief, the basic principle of the mobile hybrid operating table is as follows: firstly, the length of the mobile hybrid operating table is longer than that of a conventional surgical table and yet shorter than a conventional interventional table. It was designed with the goal of exhaustively meeting the intensive requirements of both endovascular and surgical procedures. Its mobile module allows for the floating tabletop to be moved quickly and precisely. It is important that during a procedure, a patient can be moved without being repositioned, particularly with a catheter in situ. Secondly, a slim-profile headrest facilitates the mounting of a radiolucent head cramp system for cranial stabilization and fixation. Conclusion: We have introduced a novel invention, a mobile hybrid operating table for use in an operating suite.