BARRX™ RFA SIMULATOR APP

Barrx™ radiofrequency ablation system simulator application for iPad®

The Barrx™ 360 express RFA balloon catheter and the Barrx™ channel RFA endoscopic catheter simulator application is now available on the Apple App Store®.  

This educational application offers an interactive experience that provides useful information about procedural steps, handling, and usage of these devices — in a 3D simulated environment.  This app is suitable for iPad®, and is free to download and install.

Barrett's Esophagus: An undiagnosed disease

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Overview

One generator. Multiple solutions.

The Barrx™ radiofrequency ablation system includes a bipolar radiofrequency energy generator designed to precisely control depth and uniformity of tissue ablation in the GI tract.

The Barrx™ flex RFA energy generator provides the flexibility to choose either the Barrx™ 360 RFA balloon catheter or Barrx™ 360 express RFA balloon catheter for larger circumferential treatment areas or a Barrx™ RFA focal catheter for treatment of smaller focal areas.

Easier

  • Seamless transition between circumferential and spot treatment cases

Faster

  • Rapid delivery of ablative energy for reduced procedure time:
    Ready to deliver next dose in < 2 seconds with Barrx™ 90 RFA focal catheters

Smarter

  • Automatically recommends ablation catheter sizing
  • Tracks and displays total number of ablations
  • Automatically adjusts default power density settings to match catheter
  • Platform for future clinical and product innovation*

One generator. Multiple solutions.

The Barrx™ radiofrequency ablation system includes a bipolar radiofrequency energy generator designed to precisely control depth and uniformity of tissue ablation in the GI tract.

The Barrx™ flex RFA energy generator provides the flexibility to choose either the Barrx™ 360 RFA balloon catheter or Barrx™ 360 express RFA balloon catheter for larger circumferential treatment areas or a Barrx™ RFA focal catheter for treatment of smaller focal areas.

Features

Easier

  • Seamless transition between circumferential and spot treatment cases

Faster

  • Rapid delivery of ablative energy for reduced procedure time:
  • Ready to deliver next dose in < 2 seconds with Barrx™ 90 RFA focal catheters

Smarter

  • Automatically recommends ablation catheter sizing
  • Tracks and displays total number of ablations
  • Automatically adjusts default power density settings to match catheter
  • Platform for future clinical and product innovation*
Order Information
Order Code Description Unit of Measure Quantity
1190A-115A Barrx™ Flex RFA Energy Generator, 115V.
Contains 1 Barrx™ flex RFA footswitch and 1 Barrx™ flex RFA output cable included with each generator.
Each 1
1190A-230A Barrx™ Flex RFA Energy Generator, 230V. 
Contains 1 Barrx™ flex RFA footswitch and 1 Barrx™ flex RFA output cable included with each generator.

Each 1
FLEXFS-010A Barrx™ Flex RFA Footswitch, 10' (3 m) Each 1
FLEXCC-020A Barrx™ Flex RFA Output Cable, 9' (2.7 m) Each 1

Order Information

BarrxTM RFA System

How it works

This quick guide explains which catheters to use for each condition (Barrettt's Oesophagus, GAVE, Radiation Proctitis) and the respective ablation/cleaning protocols and energy settings.

Clinical Evidence

Clinical Trial Summary

Radiofrequency Ablation vs Endoscopic Surveillance for Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus and LowGrade Dysplasia: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Conclusion: 

  • The rate of neoplastic progression to high-grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma is significantly reduced by RFA 
  • RFA therapy should be considered in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of low-grade dysplasia

Authors: Phoa K, van Vilsteren FI, Weusten BM, et al.

Published in: American Medical Association (JAMA) 2014;311:1209-1217.

Patient Resources

Detect Early. Treat Early.

Early detection and treatment of chronic GI diseases and cancers can be key to better outcomes.

Interested in learning more?

Contact us to learn more about how the Barrx™ RF Ablation System can enable you to effectively treat Barrett's Oesophagus patients with predictable results.

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  • † This app is for simulation purposes only and does not reflect actual use of the device in a clinical setting with actual equipment. It is also not to be used for training purposes but for demonstration only. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in the preparation of this guide, Medtronic assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, nor for the uses made of the materials contained herein and the decisions based on such use. This document does not contain all of the information necessary for the proper care and treatment of patients. As such, no individual may rely on the information presented herein in forming a comprehensive treatment program or in treating any patient. No warranties are made, expressed or implied, with regard to the contents of this work or to its applicability to specific patients or circumstances. Medtronic shall not be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the contents of this guide.

  • *Does not apply to the Barrx™ 360 express RFA balloon catheter