Guided Therapeutics Program (GTx)

University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

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

Areas 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.

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
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
Specialized labEquipmentFunction
GTxORSiemens Definition FLASH CTDual energy, dual source CT imager; co-registration with surgical bed position.
 Siemens Artis Zeego C-arm CTMulti-axis robotic CT imaging for intra-surgical guidance; large-volume imaging.
 Surgical navigation toolTool tracking and optical agent visualization; computerized “no fly zone” warnings for critical structures