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NEUROSURGERY PLANNING StealthStation™ Surgical Navigation System

StealthStation™ cranial planning solutions allow you to view and manipulate patient images and plan procedures before entering the OR.



  • Use the same interface and workflow as the StealthStation™ S8 navigation system
  • Review and merge scans; plan trajectories; and build models for tumor, shunt, or biopsy procedures
  • Develop plans and view frame coordinates for stereotactic frame-based and DBS lead placement procedures
  • Prepare fiber tracts using Stealth™ Tractography

StealthStation™ S8 Planning Station
Access StealthStation™ software outside the OR on a standalone computer with a small footprint that takes up minimal space in your hospital environment.

StealthStation Planning Station


  • Large, 27-inch, high-definition, touchscreen monitor for clear, high-resolution visualization of exams
  • Powerful computer for fast rendering of advanced 3-D models
  • Fast access and ample space for storing large patient examinations on the one terabyte solid-state drive
  • Customized security: user authentication, encryption, and antivirus protection
  • Hospital controlled VNC access for remote planning or collaboration

StealthStation™ Planning Station Monitor 
Use touch gestures like pinch and zoom on the high-definition, touchscreen monitor of the StealthStation™ planning station.

Monitor of StealthStation Planning Station

Go beyond DTI with Stealth™ tractography

Stealth™ Tractography implements both standard DTI and enhanced CSD techniques:

  • Tractography modeling is built into the Stealth™ S8 cranial application.
  • Enhanced CSD visualization better resolves crossing fibers and better identifies white matter tracts in presence of edema compared to DTI.1,2
  • Stealth™ Tractography displays enhanced, more anatomically complete fiber tracts in context to relevant structures and relationships.
  • The technology allows you to explore safe corridors and margins to reduce neurological impact.

cSD tractography better resolves crossing fibers compared to DTI2

Display more complete fiber tracts compared to standard DTI.

Probabilistic fiber tracting and a higher-order model of diffusion enables identification of multiple fiber directions in a voxel to address crossing fibers limitation of the DTI technique.

DTI has limitations in building fiber tracts when edema is present


Visualization of brain fibers with DTI imaging


Visualization of brain fibers with CSD imaging

CSD performs better even in the presence of edema, compared to diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).2,3

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Tournier, J. D., Yeh, C. H., Calamante, F., Cho, K. H., Connelly, A., & Lin, C. P. (2008). Resolving crossing fibres using constrained spherical deconvolution: validation using diffusion-weighted imaging phantom data. NeuroImage, 42(2), 617–625. https://doi. org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.05.002


Farquharson, S., Tournier, J., Calamante, F., Fabinyi, G., Schneider-Kolsky, M., Jackson, G. D., & Connelly, A. (2013). White matter fiber tractography: why we need to move beyond DTI, Journal of Neurosurgery JNS, 118(6), 1367-1377. Retrieved Jun 22, 2021, from


Vanderweyen, DC, Theaud, G, Sidhu, J, Rheault, F, Sarubbo, S, Descorteaux, M, Fortin, D. (2020). The role of diffusion tractography in refining glial tumor resection, Brain Struct and Funct 225:1413-1436 (2020). Retrieved July 19, 2021 s00429-020-02056-z

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