Aurora Field Generators

Five different field generators provide versatile options for generating a measurement volume that is optimized to application workflows and the operative space.

Each FG has a Distinct Form Factor and Mounting Options

Aurora® Field Generators (FGs) emit a low-intensity, varying electromagnetic field that establishes the measurement volume in which the EM sensors’ positions and orientations are tracked. There are five Aurora FGs, each with a distinct measurement volume, form factor, and mounting options that can be applied to different OEM navigation system workflows and procedures, and setup within the operative space.

The Field Generator works in tandem with the Aurora System Control Unit, Sensor Interface Unit, and Aurora Sensors.

Planar 20-20 Field Generator

The Planar 20-20 FG is a versatile field generator with numerous mounting options that allow it to be easily positioned above or around the patient bed without impeding the physical workflow. The Planar 20-20 FG has the largest measurement volume of all Aurora FGs. This general-purpose FG is commonly used for OEM system navigation applications in interventional radiology, spinal surgery, and ENT surgery.

Feature Detail
Dimensions 200 x 200 x 71 mm
Weight 2.6 kg
Mounting Options four M8 mounting holes, or mounting interface compatible with optional mounting arm

Measurement Volume

Cube: 500 x 500 x 500 mm
Dome: 660 mm dome radius, 480 mm cylinder radius

Planar 10-11 & 10-11H Field Generators

The smallest Aurora field generators, Planar 10-11 and 10-11H have a small, lightweight, ergonomic design that allows handheld tracking of localized areas. The 10-11H version has a centre aperture (measuring ø34 mm) that enables the user to run an ablation needle or handheld drill through the FG. The Planar 10-11 and 10-11H FGs can be used in OEM system navigation applications in interventional radiology, and for the Planar 10-11H FG, orthopaedic trauma applications.

FeatureDetail
Dimensions112 x 97 x31 mm 
Weight 650 g
Mounting OptionsM6 screw mounting hole and 4 mm anti-rotation pin

Measurement Volume

340 mm dome radius
170 mm cylinder radius

Tabletop Field Generator

The Tabletop FG measures just 3.4 cm thick, allowing it to be placed between the patient and the table. This unique placement removes any physical obstruction within the operative space and field of view. The Tabletop FG also incorporates a thin barrier that minimizes tracking distortions caused by conductive or ferromagnetic materials located below it. The Tabletop Field Generator is typically used in OEM system navigation applications in interventional radiology, pulmonology, and surgery.

FeatureDetail
Dimensions507 x 762 x 34 mm 
Weight13.3 kg 
Mounting Optionsplaced directly on the patient table 

Measurement Volume

420 x 600 mm ellipse
600 mm dome radius

Window Field Generator

The Window Field Generator has an open centre that allows intraoperative fluoroscopy imaging through the FG. Accurate tracking is maintained without the introduction of imaging artefacts. The Window FG is fixed underneath a carbon-fibre table, removing any physical obstruction within the operative space or field of view. The Window FG is available in different operating frequencies: 800 Hz and 3200 Hz, known as the WFG II-8 and WFG II-32, respectively. Both feature high-performance emitting coils that can withstand repeated radiation exposure. The Window FG is commonly used in OEM system navigation applications in electrophysiology and endovascular surgery.

FeatureDetail
Dimensions555 x 462 x 70 mm
Weight5.2 kg (WFG II-8) and 4.6 kg (WFG II-32) 
Mounting Optionseight M8 tapped holes 

Measurement Volume

600 mm dome radius
250 mm cylinder radius

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