Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI)

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Image-guided surgery and therapy with simulation, smart tools and imaging

Area(s) of Expertise

The Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI) is an image-guided research facility with expertise in millimetre-sized surgical-tools development, integrated MR intervention, virtual-reality surgical training and non-invasive focused ultrasound treatment.

Research Services

3D printing (SLA and powder material), Anatomical model development, Dedicated clinical 3T MR for imaging and interventional, Philips Sonalleve HIFU system, Animal HIFU system, Open-architecture robotic test bed, Da Vinci test kit, Surgical simulation, Natural orifice surgery, Neuroendoscopy

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



Spectrum Z510 printer

3D printer capable of printing hard and soft models

Form 1 printer

SLA printer for rapid prototyping

Philips Achieva 3TX

Clinical 3T MRI

Philips Sonalleve

Clinical high-intensity focused ultrasound


Animal high-intensity focused ultrasound

Robotics test bed

Three Denso VP-6 robotic manipulators connected in an open-architecture test bed for controller and surgical-tool development with NDI optical tracker

Da Vinci test kit

Da Vinci test kit for training and evaluation for robotic pediatric surgery

Patient-specific surgical simulator (P3S)

Virtual-reality surgical simulator for general surgery procedures

Pediatric laparoscopic trainer

Laparoscopic trainer box for pediatric procedures that include motion and force tracking

Visionsense 3D laparoscope

3D endoscope for neuroendoscopy

  • MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA)
  • Philips Healthcare
  • L3-MAPPS
  • Engineering Services Inc. (ESI)