Tag: ENT

A Self-Propelled Catheter for Lung Biopsies

Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a self-propelled catheter, which can move like an earthworm and could help doctors reach areas of the lung that can be tricky to access using conventional bronchoscopes. At the moment, if doctors want to take a closer look at the lesion in someone’s lungs, they typically [… (Read more...)

Olympus Releases ORBEYE 4K-3D Surgical Microscope System

Olympus is releasing its latest surgical microscope, the 4K-3D ORBEYE video microscope. The device was developed by a joint venture called Sony Olympus Medical Solutions. The system comes with an accompanying 4K-3D 55-inch monitor, allowing surgeons to look directly at the screen rather than a microscope eyepiece and for the rest of the clinic (Read more...)

Hitachi’s Compact Supria True64 CT Scanner Cleared in U.S.

Hitachi has announced that the FDA granted the company clearance for its Supria True64 CT scanner. The device is designed to take less room in a busy clinical environment and to provide a 64-slice image quality using a 40 mm detector and 64 separate detector and electronics processing channels. Hitachi notes that many compact CT scanners [&hel (Read more...)

Leica Wins FDA Clearance for Novel Neurosurgical Microscopy Filter for Detailed View of Blood Flow

Leica Microsystems has announced that it won FDA clearance for its FL560 fluorescence microscope filter to be used with the dye fluorescein to view cerebrovascular blood flow. The filter works with the M530 OH6 neurosurgical microscope, and after injection of fluorescein the surgical team can see blood fluorescing in greenish/yellow while the rest (Read more...)

ClaroNav’s NaviENT FDA Cleared to Guide Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Skull Base Surgery

ClaroNav, a company headquartered in Toronto, Canada, won FDA clearance for its NaviENT system that gives otolaryngologists information about the location of the tip of an instrument introduced during functional endoscopic sinus and skull base surgeries. During such surgeries, which are performed through the nose, the NaviENT shows the instrument t (Read more...)

GlideScope Go, a New Portable Video Laryngoscope

Verathon, a company that’s part of Roper Technologies, has released a new portable video laryngoscope, the GlideScope Go. It can be taken to sporting events, disaster zones, or used inside the hospital for routine and “emergent” procedures wherever intubation and/or imaging of the airway is required. GlideScope is already a w (Read more...)

New Optical Tool to Spot Nerves During Surgery

A team of medical researchers has come up with a way to optically spot nerves within tissue, which should prevent nerve injuries that can happen during surgeries of the hand and other sensitive and delicate parts of the body. The technology uses something called collimated polarized light imaging (CPLi) and by rotating the polarization, one is (Read more...)

Coffee Helmet for Better Nose and Throat Surgery

Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a silicon cap filled with coffee grounds to track patient head movements and orientation during delicate nose and throat surgery. The technology was recently presented at the International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions in Barcelona, Spain. At present, patien (Read more...)

NasoNeb II Nasal Nebulizer Gets Green Light in Europe

MedInvent, a company based in Medina, Ohio, received European CE Mark approval for its NasoNeb II Nasal Nebulizer. The device is intended for patients with chronic sinusitis and allergic rhinitis, delivering drugs (typically budesonide) into the nasal and paranasal sinus cavities. The company says the product provides superior spread (Read more...)