The Stereotaxis remote magnetic navigation system utilizes two permanent magnets mounted on pivoting arms that are enclosed within a stationary housing, with one magnet on either side of the patient table. During a procedure, the physician guides the catheter movement by simply moving a computer mouse from a room adjacent to the patient but outside of the x-ray fluoroscopy field.
By magnetically controlling the working tip of the interventional device, the physician maintains the same degree of control regardless of number of turns or distance traveled. This provides the ability to safely access anatomic areas unreachable by other approaches.
Benefits of the system include: