The Dilon Navigator 2.0 combines the reliability and features of its
predecessor, the Navigator GPS, with state-of-the-art wireless
probe technology in a new, sleek design.
Lightweight and compact, this system is the ultimate in portability and the advanced battery technology allows for optimal placement of the control unit in the OR without the limitation associated with power cords. Unlike other systems, no calibration from probe to control unit is required before use; the system is ready to use the moment it is turned on.
The Navigator system is used in radio-guided surgical procedures, primarily for lymphatic mapping and tumor localization. Radio-guided surgical techniques using radiopharmaceuticals to locate a number of different tumor sites have been effective in the localization of other diseases, such as parathyroid adenomas and recurrent cancer. Most recently, MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgical) procedures, such as VATS, have proven to be effective in the localization of small occult tumors in the lung. This procedure allows for surgeons to stage cancer much earlier than the “wait-and-see” approach.