Emprint SX 3-D antenna placement visualization of predicted ablation zones.

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Real-time 3-D ultrasound navigation makes antenna placement easier and faster than standard ultrasound guidance — improving targeting accuracy and first-time hit rates.1 3-D visualization of predicted ablation zones helps ensure complete coverage of targets prior to energy activation.2

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OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF ABLATION

Up to 80 percent of eligible patients currently don't receive ablation.3 One reason for this is that ablation can be a challenging procedure with a steep learning curve.

Together, we can increase access to this therapy recommended by guidelines. Learn more about our journey to reduce procedural complexity and improve accuracy of soft tissue ablation.

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Sastry AV, Swet JH, Murphy KJ, et al. A novel 3-dimensional electromagnetic guidance system increases intraoperative microwave antenna placement accuracy. HPB. 2017;19(12):1066-1073.

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Based on internal test report #RE00085432. An acute GLP study to evaluate the performance and safety of the Emprint SX ablation platform in a porcine model. 2017.

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Advance Ablation Solutions Market Analysis (Internal Document) 2015.


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Indications for Use:
The Emprint™ SX Ablation Platform with Thermosphere™ Technology is intended for use in percutaneous, laparoscopic, and intraoperative coagulation (ablation) of soft tissue, including partial or complete ablation of non-resectable liver tumors. The Emprint™ SX Ablation System is not intended for use in cardiac procedures. The system’s optional, 3-D navigation feature assists in the placement of the Emprint™ SX Navigation Antenna with Thermosphere™ Technology using real-time image guidance during intraoperative and laparoscopic ablation procedures. The navigation feature enhances the output of a compatible medical ultrasound imaging system and displays an image of the antenna and its predicted trajectory on a computer monitor. The size and shape of the predicted ablation zone relative to the position of the antenna is displayed on the enhanced ultrasound image.

Contraindications:
The Medtronic Emprint SX Ablation platform is not indicated for use in cardiac procedures.  Microwave ablation procedures are not recommended for pregnant patients. Potential risks to the patient and/or fetus have not been established. Microwave ablation procedures are not recommended for patients with cardiac pacemakers or other implanted electronic devices. Potential risks have not been evaluated. Do not defibrillate a patient with an antenna inserted. Completely remove the antenna from the patient before defibrillation. Do not use the field generator during cardiac defibrillation. 

Risk Information:
Common patient risks include: blood clot, infection, injury to adjacent tissues, pain, post-ablation syndrome.
Remote patient risks include: arrhythmia, arteriovenous fistula, ascites, bleeding, cancer seeding, cardiac arrest, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation, hematoma, hemolysis, hepatic infarction, hyper/hypotension, hypersensitivity/allergic reaction, ischemia, liver decompensation, mortality, obstruction, reproductive sterility, respiratory failure/arrest, urinary retention.