Mercy Health – Cincinnati is the First Health System in Ohio to Use Airo Mobile CT Scanner for Complex Neurosurgeries

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital, Mercy Health’s neurosurgery center of excellence, is using the innovative Airo mobile CT scanner for patients having complex spine surgery or neurosurgery.

It is the first hospital in Ohio to purchase the scanner for its neurosurgery operating rooms. The Airo has only just become available thanks to advancements in technology.

Small, mobile and powerful, the Airo provides high quality CT images in real time, ensuring neurosurgeons have the most precise view as they perform neurosurgical procedures, such as spinal fixations and craniotomies.

“Because it fits in the operating room, the Airo is an indispensable aid during the most complex neurosurgeries,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, Mercy Health Central Market President and CEO of The Jewish Hospital. “We are pleased to have this new tool available for our neurosurgeons, who are using it to provide patients with the best possible outcomes.”

"It is exciting to offer this technology to our patients," said Vincent DiNapoli, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon with Mayfield Brain & Spine. "The Airo provides high-resolution, intraoperative images, which allow the surgeon to perform minimally invasive approaches and procedures. This ultimately translates into shorter hospital stays and less painful recoveries."

The Jewish Hospital has a dedicated Mayfield Brain & Spine neurosurgeon available 24/7, the state’s only Airo CT scanner for intraoperative spinal CT scans and the region’s only Gamma Knife®, which uses radiation to perform precision brain surgery with no incisions. The Jewish Hospital accepts and provides immediate care to medium-level-severity brain and spine patients from other Mercy Health hospitals. Call 513-221-1100 for more information or to make an appointment with a neurosurgeon.