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

Upgrade-Kit for our existing customers

The Head Holder HEIDBERG is a further development of the older NORAS OR Head Holder versions for our existing customers. With the improved HEIDBERG model, several product features of our established neurosurgery solution FLEXIBILITY are available.

The head holder ensures a secure stabilization of the head during the neurosurgical interventions. Thanks to the NORAS 8-channel OR Head Coils, excellent image quality can be achieved.

The mechanical components, assembled above the head frame are identical to the Head Holder FLEXIBILITY. Thus, HEIDBERG can be swiveled and rotated for optimal access to the area of the intervention and allows adjustment to the patient's head size.

The NORAS OR Head Holder HEIDBERG allows the fixation of the head in supine, prone and lateral position of the patient and is suitable for awake craniotomies, DBS and minimally invasive pituitary surgery.

The Head Holder HEIDBERG is compatible with various surgical instruments.

Sterilization of the head coils and cables is no longer necessary with the Head Holder HEIDBERG!

We recommend all customers and users of older NORAS Head Holder versions  – SI7000, SI7000-MQ, SI7300 or 113056 or 113066 (version 4)  – to upgrade their systems with the HEIDBERG upgrade kit.

NORAS OR Head Holder Upgrade Kit HEIDBERG P/N: 114809

Advantages of the OR Head Holder HEIDBERG

  • Excellent image quality and homogeneity (NORAS own coil concept)
  • Removable lower coil
  • Robust mechanism for secure fixation of the head
  • 3- to 7-point fixation is possible
  • Attachable clamping device with force indicator from 0 to 400N
  • Flexible and comfortable patient positioning
  • Excellent access to the field of intervention
  • The head frame can be swiveled and rotated
  • Suitable for awake craniotomies, DBS, minimally invasive pituitary surgery
  • Suitable for use in pediatrics
  • Pediatric One-Point Fixation with integrated force indicator from 0 to 60N
  • Unique sterile concept: no need to sterilize the coil and cables
  • Extended application through the use of optional accessories
  • Compatibility with various operating tools
  • Brainlab AIR Support

Technical Specifications

Field Strength: 1.5T, 3T
Channels: 8 (2x4)
Field of View (max.): 30 cm x 25 cm x 22 cm
Weight: 9.3 kg
Size: 50 cm x 48 cm x 36 cm
Shipping Weight: ca. 20 kg
Packing Dimensions: 2 boxes à 57 cm x 60 cm x 20 cm
Approval for Siemens: Please request
Navigation system compatibility: Brainlab, Medtronic
Scanner Compatibility: The OR Head Holder Heidberg and Head Coil from NORAS MRI products is compatible to the Siemens MR Systems Espree, Symphony, Sonata, Verio und Trio as well as to the Philips MR System Achieva. NORAS is currently working on solutions compatible also to other manufacturers of MR scanners. Kindly contact us in case you have any questions regarding the compatibility of the NORAS OR Head Holder Flexibility and Head Coil for your scanner.

Technical changes reserved.

Optional Components

All Purpose Arch

P/N: 113220

universalbogen_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.

Consists of:
2x 113393 All Purpose Arch
4x 113397 All Purpose Arch Adapter
8x 112390 Multipurpose Screw

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_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.

Pediatric Set

P/N: 114804

paed_set_500x500The Pediatric Set has been developed in order to fulfill the requirements of pediatric demands. It includes a vacuum cushion, which effectively supports the child's head.
Another component is a fixation force gauge with a hysteresis free ceramic spring, which provides accuracy between 0N to 60N. A set of 6 titanium pins with small tips is included.

Consists of:
1x 117631 One Point Fixation, Pediatric
6x 117329 Skull Pin with small tip
1x 114128 Adjustment Nut
1x 113468 Vacuum Mattress Head
1x 113465 Aluminium Hand Pump
1x 117570 Special Strainer Basket for small parts

VarioGuide™ Adapter

P/N: 111815

Varioguide_500x472 With this adapter, the BrainLab VarioGuide™ Biopsy Arm can be mounted on the left or right side of the Head Holder.

Multifunctional Bar System

P/N: 113217

multi_bar_system_500x500Through the modular setup of toothed joint parts and bars, the bar system can be adjusted ideally. GREENBERG™ retractors can be mounted onto the bars and Budde® Halo retractors can be clamped onto the joint parts. The ending of the joint parts is composed of a LEYLA Retractor Socket, which can be turned and locked vertically in various angles.

Consists of:
1x 112724 Rod, long
2x 112722 Rod, short
6x 112711 Clamp Forceps, toothed
4x 112390 Multipurpose Screw
2x 112737 LEYLA Disk

Optional Accessories for NORAS OR Head Holder SI7000, SI7000-MQ, SI7300, 113056 and 113066 (Version 4)

For spareparts and optional accessories for older versions of the NORAS OR Head Holder (SI7000 / SI7000-MQ / SI7300 and 113056 / 113066 (Version 4)  ) get in touch with NORAS MRI products directly.