The Central California Neuroscience Institute on the campus of Community Regional Medical Center is home not only to some of the best doctors in the field, but also to some of the most advanced equipment in the world.
Thanks to these technologies, our neurosurgeons are able to treat conditions that were once deemed inoperable. Many surgeries that once required major incisions and lengthy recovery times can now be performed using minimally invasive instruments. The equipment is accurate to the millimeter, giving doctors instant data during some of the most complicated procedures.
Surgical Techniques We Offer
We are home to the region’s only biplane angiography system. This equipment provides detailed images of blood vessels from two different angles. It reduces diagnostic and procedure time while helping avoid more invasive procedures.
CereTom® Portable CT Scanner
This lightweight, portable computerized tomography (CT) scanner delivers superior image quality and can be used within the neurosciences unit — eliminating the need to transport patients off the floor. It can also be used during procedures to help surgeons get a real-time image of what’s happening within the body.
These scanners are used by some of the top neuroscience centers in the country. There are currently about 150 in use in the United States.
The CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery system is a revolutionary piece of equipment that delivers a concentrated dose of radiation to lesions deep within the body without open surgery.
The procedure is painless and noninvasive. Community Regional Medical Center was the first medical center in the world to utilize this generation of the technology.
O-arm Imaging System
This multidimensional surgical imaging platform feeds live images to a computer screen located just inches away from the surgeon’s hands. The O-arm system produces the high-resolution imaging needed to achieve minimally invasive procedures and consistently improve patient outcomes.
OPMI® Pentero® Microscope
This revolutionary microscope for neurosurgery and spine surgery offers tremendous improvement of the depth and light of the operating field and does not move even when repositioned. It allows surgeons to find lesions that are small and located deep within the body.
Our StealthStation uses some of the most advanced surgical technology in the world. This navigation system is versatile enough to be used effectively for brain, spine, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat surgeries.
The StealthStation uses preoperative scans to translate a diagnostic scan into a precise 3-D image displayed on an operating room monitor. These scans indicate the least invasive path to the target area in your body.
64-Slice CT Scanners
We also have two, 64-slice CT scanners. These advanced imaging systems allow for faster and more detailed diagnostic images with less radiation exposure.