Guided Therapeutics Program

University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario
Area(s) of Expertise

The Guided Therapeutics Program focuses on high-precision image-guided interventions, including surgery, radiotherapy and cell-based therapies. The guided therapeutics operating room (GTxOR) is a state-of-the-art facility for testing and refining devices for surgical guidance. The environment—equipment as well as surgical and engineering leaders—is ideally set up to evaluate novel technologies and to help adapt the workflow and human factors considerations as needed to integrate with existing technology platforms and make implementing new devices into clinical practice a success.

What the facility does

Testing image-based surgical navigation technologies; workflow integration; visualization and tool tracking

Research Services

Translation of advanced imaging and guidance technologies, engineering, quality assurance, workflow, preclinical model testing, cone-beam CT imaging, CT imaging, MRI, ultrasound, optical fluorescence, high-intensity focused ultrasound, deformable image registration

Sectors of Application
  • Health care and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

GTxOR

Siemens Definition FLASH CT

Dual energy, dual source CT imager; co-registration with surgical bed position.

 

Siemens Artis Zeego C-arm CT

Multi-axis robotic CT imaging for intra-surgical guidance; large-volume imaging.

 

Surgical navigation

Tool tracking and optical agent visualization; computerized “no fly zone” warnings for critical structures