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Minimally invasive procedures and the associated tools and devices are becoming increasingly relied upon across the healthcare industry. Existing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are often restricted by the performance of electronic sensors, and catheter tracking devices aren’t providing a detailed enough picture of the location of delivered medicines and surgical sites. Such shortcomings leave medical professionals unable to monitor the patient or device as closely as needed. Whether as an independent sensor or part of an integrated component, Sensuron’s fiber optic sensing systems can provide more detailed and reliable feedback for these types of procedures.

Sensuron’s thin, flexible, high sensor density fiber optic technology provides information continuously along the entire length of a surgical instrument without the use of X-rays or ultrasound. The technology enhances precision so surgery times can be decreased and the amount of imaging agents can be minimized. 3D location measurements can be plotted in real-time and displayed visually to provide surgeons with an accurate and instant view of an instrument’s position.

Sensuron’s sensing platforms equip engineers with the tools needed to create the next generation of minimally invasive surgical instruments. The technology increases the probability of success and leads to safer, repeatable and effective healthcare methods. This reduces the risk of complication during procedures and enables quicker recovery, thus improving long-term health for patients and decreasing the length of hospital stays.

Facts

  • MRI

    Magnetic resonance compatible.

  • 3D View

    Three-dimensional positioning, temperature, pressure.

  • Real Time

    Real-time data.

  • Small Size

    Small diameter (200 micro meters) makes it ideal for minimally invasive procedures.

  • More Sensors

    Distributed sensing capabilities.

Examples
  • Improved imaging technology in MRI systems
  • Assistance with vascular procedures as well as detection to identify the severity of an artery blockage
  • Determine shapes of objects during minimally invasive surgeries and probes
  • Enable higher resolution instrument tracking while minimizing the complexity associated with traditional imaging methods
  • Minimizes the injection of foreign material into the body
Sensuron Advantages
  • High refresh rate
  • High resolution and accurate 3D shape sensing
  • High density of sensors in a single fiber

Applications

  • Catheter shape sensing

    Monitors placement and movement

  • Robotic tool position sensing

    Performance precision and real-time feedback

  • Monitoring body mechanics

    Accurately determine the shape of the path in 3D

  • Swallowing diagnostics

    Uses strain and 3D sensing

Additional Applications

  • Device positioning

  • Fractional flow reserve catheter

  • Bone mechanics

Case Studies