ACCURIAN Radiofrequency Ablation Platform for Nerve Tissue

       

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Overview

RF ABLATION PLATFORM DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP

The Accurian™ radiofrequency (RF) ablation platform combines proprietary hardware design and quad core processing, resulting in sophisticated algorithms that manage power and control temperature during ablation surgery.

The platform can perform three types of ablation procedures:

  • Enhanced, using internally cooled probe
  • Standard
  • Pulsed

Together, enhanced and standard ablation procedures create a comprehensive range of lesion shapes, sizes, and volumes — predictably and consistently. The Accurian ablation therapy platform has been extensively tested for lasting reliability and is upgrade-ready for the future.

CONSISTENT AND PREDICTABLE LESIONS

Illustration of probe placement in spine during lateral ablation procedure.
  • Ultra-responsive proprietary algorithms accurately regulate temperature — resulting in consistent and predictable lesion formation during entire procedure on all active channels.
Screenshot of Accurian RF ablation system Smart Start feature
  • Patented SmartStart algorithm strategically distributes power to ensures that all channels reach and maintain the set temperature — reducing the risk of underpowered scenarios.

Smart Features Promote Ease of Use and Efficiency

SMART, MODERN FEATURES

  • 50W generator supports standard and enhanced ablation procedures
  • Large, 15.6-inch, 16:9 high-resolution touchscreen for clear visualization
  • HDMI port for secondary monitor
  • USB-downloadable PDF reports graphically summarize procedures — no need to take notes
  • Chip-enhanced smart probes are easily identified on screen to simplify troubleshooting in a specific channel
  • 14ft combined hub and probe cables to optimally manage the sterile field
  • Step-by-step, on-screen tutorial helps quickly troubleshoot and train staff
  • Truly independent channel control allows for different starts, stops, times, and temperatures simultaneously and mid-procedure
Accurian RF ablation platform generator with probes, cannula, and return electrodes

SMART PROBES

On-screen identification helps you easily troubleshoot a specific channel and reduce the risk of procedural error:

  • A probe’s microchip tells the generator its ID number and length.
  • Specific channels are troubleshot by instantly identifying the affected probe.
  • Pre-programmed default probe settings automatically appear on screen.
Probes

TRULY INDEPENDENT CHANNELS

Temperature adjustments can be made independently on each channel, in real time:

  • Channel-specific start/stop, temperature control, and timer control mean you can manage four ablations independently — even mid-procedure.*
  • Because channels are de-coupled, individual adjustments or power variations won’t inadvertently impact other channels.
  • With independent channels, you can start or stop any channel whenever you choose.
  • Advanced power management allows four channels to start simultaneously.
Screenshot of independent channels in the Accurian RF ablation system.

FUTURE READY

Stay at the forefront of RF ablation:

  • Easily upgrade software via USB to minimize downtime.
  • Add cooling pump for enhanced procedures with internally cooled probes.
Blue Medtronic branded USB device

ACCURIAN ENHANCED RF

Internally cooled probes create larger, spherical lesions (compared to standard lesions) with greater distal projection.

In addition:

  • Sharp tip is designed to allow the probe to be seated in contact with the bone during the procedure.
  • With enhanced probes, as much as 45% of lesion volume is projected distally to probe tip, giving you flexibility in approach angle.
Graphic illustrating 45% greater distal projection with Accurian enhanced RF.

RELIABILITY

PROPRIETARY ABLATION PLATFORM GENERATOR DESIGN

  • Radiofrequency ablation generator design uses reliable materials and up-to-date components.
  • The RF ablation system went through aggressive stress testing.
  • Repeated rigorous testing helped ensure the best design possible.
  • Each time the generator is started, it runs a thorough self-test and calibration, reducing the need for maintenance.
Accurian RF ablation generator

OUR PROBES ARE BUILT TO LAST

Probes can be delicate. A combination of care and quality dictates probe life and the number of uses. We’ve validated the Accurian RF probes to 2,000 mechanical cycles. We put them through 100 sterilizations, performed a micro-structural analysis, and found no corrosion or other damaging changes. Our probes aren’t delicate.

Accurian RF probes are made from stainless steel or Nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy used for its shape memory and elastic characteristics.

Accurian probes in 50, 100, and 150 mm lengths.

CONNECTIONS ARE OUR STRONG POINT

The Accurian RF ablation platform is designed to connect probe to hub to generator. Accurian RF system connections are integral to the system’s reliability.

  • Hub to generator – uses robust components with strain relief
  • Probe to hub – uses LEMO push-pull cable connectors, widely used for their ease and reliability. The probe connectors are watertight to reduce risk of corrosion.
  • Cannula to probe – A luer fitting allows a secure and leak free connection for injections.  Probes can be easily inserted and seat securely in cannula with no catching.

SPECIFICATIONS

pdf Accurian RF System – System Components (.pdf)

View standard and enhanced system components for the Accurian RF ablation platform.

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pdf Accurian RF System – Generator Features (.pdf)

Review key features of the Accurian RF generator.

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pdf Accurian RF System – Lesion Sizes (.pdf)

See comprehensive range of lesion sizes produced during standard and enhanced procedures with the Accurian RF ablation platform.

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pdf Accurian RF System – Return Electrodes (.pdf)

Find details about Accurian RF ablation platform return electrodes.

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MANUALS AND TECHNICAL GUIDES

Access prescriber, implant, MRI, and other manuals on the Medtronic Manual Library. To locate Accurian platform manuals, search by product name (Accurian). You may also call 800-961-9055 for a copy of the manual.

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No restart of individual channel during procedure.