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.2DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
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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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.
Advance Ablation Solutions Market Analysis (Internal Document) 2015.
Navigation software provided by InnerOptic Technology, INC.
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.
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.
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.