OR Head Holder LUCY & OR Head Coil 1.5T / 3T

MR and X-ray compatible for multi-modal applications

LUCY is an innovative neurosurgery solution that combines the functions of a head holder for secure fixation of the skull during interventions and a MR coil for intra-operative imaging.

The head holder is compatible with the established 8-channel NORAS head coil setup. Thanks to the radiotranslucent material, the OR Head Holder LUCY (without the NORAS OR Head Coils) can also be used in the X-ray environment  – CT and angiographie  – for intra-operative imaging.

The three-point fixation with integrated force indicator guarantees a secure fixation of the patient's head. The head frame can be swiveled, rotated, tilted and adjusted in height. In addition, the entire system can be moved along the head-foot-axis and the horizontal axis.

LUCY provides a comfortable positioning of the patient in prone, supine or lateral position on the OP table. Besides tumor resections, "deep brain stimulations” (DBS) and minimally invasive pituitary surgery, the system also supports awake craniotomies.

Due to the compatibility to the new transferboard from Maquet our solution can be combined with nexaris Angio-MR-CT, the Artis pheno Angiography System and with the Somatom CT Sliding Gantry Systems.

LUCY is compatible with various surgical instruments.

Thanks to a unique sterile concept, neither cables nor coils need to be sterilized!

NORAS OR Head Holder LUCY & NORAS & Head Coil Set 1,5T for SIEMENS Scanner 119734
NORAS OR Head Holder LUCY & NORAS & Head Coil Set 3T for SIEMENS Scanner 119736

Advantages of the OR Head Holder LUCY

  • Radiolucent head frame
  • Excellent image quality and homogeneity (NORAS own coil concept)
  • Removable and height adjustable lower coil
  • Newly designed 3-point fixation with integrated force indicator
  • Flexible and comfortable patient positioning
  • Excellent access to the field of intervention
  • The head frame can be swiveled, rotated, tilted and adjusted in height.
  • Possibility to move the Head Holder along the head-foot-axis and the horizontal axis
  • Suitable for awake craniotomies, DBS, minimally invasive pituitary surgery
  • Innovative sterile concept: neither cables nor coils need to be sterilized
  • Extended application through the use of optional accessories
  • Compatibility with various operating tools
  • Brainlab AIR Support

Technical Specifications

Recieving channels: 8 (2x4)
Field of View (maximal): 30 cm x 25 cm x 22 cm
Weight: 8.6 kg (4.8 kg OR Head Holder / 3.8 kg OR Head Coil Set)
Measurements: 47 cm x 56 cm x 36 cm
Certification for Siemens: CE
OR table compatibility: Maquet OP-Tisch MAGNUS/ Alphamaquet Plus
Transferboard compatibility: Combi Dockable Table/ Maquet 1180.71C0
Navigation system compatibility: Brainlab
MR Scanner-compatibilty: Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5T & Skyra 3T
CT and X-ray compatibilities: Artis pheno Angiography System/ Somatom CT Sliding Gantry Systems/ nexaris Angio-MR-CT
NORAS is currently working on compatibility solutions for other MRI scanner and surgical table manufacturers. Please contact us if you have any questions about the compatibility of the OR head holder LUCY and the head coil of NORAS.

Technical changes reserved.

Optional Accessories

All Purpose Arch Set LUCY

P/N: 119672

universalbogen-lucy_500x500The All Purpose Arch can be attached in different angles to the toothing of the clamps in head-foot direction.
If mounted in foot direction, the scalp can be sewed onto the arch or mounted with rubber bands or hooks. If mounted in the front, the arch serves as a hand rest. Additionally GREENBERG™ retractors can be mounted onto the arch by using various GREENBERG™ retractors.

The Set Consists of:
2x 119675 All Purpose Arch LUCY
4x 119678 Adapter for All Purpose Arch LUCY
3x 119680 Multipurpose Clamping Screw - M10 long Set (9 Stk.)


GREENBERG™ Retractor Adapter:

P/N: 114295

greenberg_500x500This additional adapter can be attached to the All Purpose Arch and serves as an adapter of several GREENBERG™ and Budde® Halo retractors. It can be flexibly mounted on the All Purpose Arch.



Leyla Retractor Socket:

P/N: 113243

Leyla-Adapter-lucy_500x500The socket serves as mount of the various LEYLA® Retractors. The top part can be rotated horizontally in various angles. The bottom part is inserted into the dove tail of the Clamps (p/n 11937) or of the GREENBERG™ Retractor Adapter and locked tightly.



VarioGuide™ Adapter LUCY

P/N: 119671

VarioGuide-lucy_500x500With this adapter, the BrainLab VarioGuide™ Biopsy Arm can be mounted on the left or right side of the Head Holder.