When working from the external perspective of a surgical microscope, visualization of the anatomy is limited to a straight line of sight – potentially missing critical information behind tissue or corners. QEVO®1, the unique, proprietary Micro-Inspection Tool complements intraoperative microsurgical visualization, enabling neurosurgeons to discover unexplored areas during the surgical intervention without additional footprint. They can look around corners and eliminate blind spots, gaining greater insights – for better clinical decisions.
“I was fortunate enough to have the ability to use the QEVO addition to the microscope which I find really provides that final solution of being able to see around corners. It visualizes the area we are interested in, that we can’t see through the microscope. Because QEVO can be seen as it’s inserted into the operative field while still having the microscope view it adds a degree of safety that we have not had,” states Dr. Robert F. Spetzler, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA.
To support the surgical workflow, QEVO is engineered with an angled design supporting safer insertion and keeping the hands out of the line of sight. This also makes it fit easily between KINEVO 900 and the situs, eliminating the need to reposition the microscope.
In the development of the Micro-Inspection Tool, ZEISS placed a high priority on its ease of use: QEVO is truly integrated and available without planning – as it is fully autoclavable and there is no need for additional draping.