The inomed ZD frame derives its name from partners who developed it, Prof. L. Zamorano and Prof. M. Dujovny. This ZD localization system is most often used for neurosurgery and neuromodulation surgery applications.
The ZD system is an unparalleled combination of classical stereotaxy methods with the modern requirements of stereotactically-guided microsurgery. The procedures include stereotactic endoscopy, laser therapy and other cutting-edge applications, including neuromodulation and stereotactic biopsy.
The design of the ZD frame combines precision engineering and manufacturing with easy and intuitive operation. The ZD system therefore provides an important tool for the modern neurosurgeon. The minimally invasive neurosurgery techniques undertaken using the ZD frame offer patient-friendly and life-sustaining treatment options for disorders of the brain.
The ZD system is based on the center-of-arc principle, which allows almost unlimited access to all intracranial regions, with a free choice of trepanation point. The surgeon is able to select the access point, offering the greatest safety to the patient and ensuring that all the settings for neuromodulation are configured on the ZD system with the highest level of mechanical precision.
The ZD system is compatible with all imaging procedures used with advanced therapy requirements, including DBS. The ZD head ring unit is made of titanium and guarantees artefact-free CT and MR images. The head ring is also transparent for X-rays. By design, the modular nature of the ZD system makes it possible to quickly and easily pick up whilst accurately and safely performing a number of diagnostic and therapeutic stereotactic procedures and neurosurgery. This is true for DBS procedures in the field of neuromodulation and also for stereotactic biopsy >> performed on the brain.
When using the ZD system in neurosurgery and neuromodulation procedures, the surgeon is advised to take into consideration all indications and contraindications that generally apply to frame-based stereotaxis.
The ZD system can be used together with all inomed stereotactic rings. There are a variety of accessories and tools available for use with the ZD system. Using the inomed planning system (iPS), surgery can be planned and mapped on to the ZD frame. This includes all steps leading to a neuromodulation (DBS) implantation.