Tag: Thoracic Surgery

Spiration Valve for Severe Emphysema Approved in U.S.

Olympus landed FDA approval for its Spiration Valve System, a product designed to treat people suffering from severe emphysema. It’s used to perform bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) procedures, which channel air away from hyperinflated portions of the lungs to healthier areas. In many patients this results in easier breathing a (Read more...)

Barco’s New 27″ 4K Surgical Monitor

Barco is releasing a new 4K surgical monitor that’s designed to give clinicians a high fidelity live image during interventional procedures. The Barco MDSC-8427 has a 27” screen, providing a new, larger size over common 24″ and 26″ monitors. The display features the company’s smart image processing technology (Read more...)

Philips Partners with Augusta University Health on Hybrid OR for Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung CA

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one in four cancer deaths are attributable to lung cancer. This is higher than the combined rate of deaths from breast, prostate, and colon cancers, according to ACS statistics. One factor driving these outcomes is the challenge of identifying and diagnosing small tumors within the lungs. Early detect (Read more...)

Versius Robotic Surgical System Unveiled by UK Company

CMR Surgical, a Cambridge, UK firm, is formally unveiling its Versius surgical robotic system that is designed to be portable, easy to setup, and, perhaps most importantly, affordable for hospitals that otherwise would have budget limitations obtaining existing robotic systems. The Versius is modular in its design, with the moving arms individually (Read more...)

New Smaller Flexible Robotic Surgical System from South Korea

At KAIST, a major South Korean science and technology university, researchers have developed a flexible robotic surgical system that is designed to work on difficult to reach places. The K-FLEX endoscopic surgical robot has arms that are only 3.7 mm in diameter, allowing them to work through standard 4.2 mm internal channels of an endoscope. [&hell (Read more...)

Nano-Optic Endoscope Allows High-Resolution Imaging

Researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new type of endoscopic imaging catheter. The catheter uses metalenses, which contain nanostructures to focus light, to achieve higher resolution imaging than conventional catheter imaging systems. So far, the researchers have used the new system to image deep into (Read more...)