Siemens Medical Solutions recently introduced new capabilities in breast imaging for the ACUSON Antares ultrasound system. The new system’s premium editionl offers a breakthrough in breast ultrasound technology with a revolutionary elasticity imaging technology package, which is expected to enable physicians to accurately distinguish characteristics of breast lesions, more clearly demonstrating relative tissue stiffness or hardness, infiltration, and cystic regions.
Biodex Medical Systems has completely redesigned the popular Ultra Pro and Echo Pro tables to create a new concept in imaging tables: the Sound Pro. The Sound Pro table incorporates the imaging features of both the ultrasound and echocardiography tables combined. Fully loaded with ultrasound and echocardiography capabilities, the Sound Pro Combination Table offers a 30-inch width, 500-pound patient weight capacity and a height range from 23 inches to 39 inches; ideal for the bariatric market.
The Solos Breast Endoscopy System allows physicians to examine the mammary ducts under direct visualization. It is capable of visualizing lesions at dramatically smaller sizes than is currently possible through mammography. The system employs advanced microendoscopes and optical technology to give physicians sharp, clear images of milk ducts where the majority of breast cancers arise.
The ENDO CLIP III 5mm endoscopic clip applier effectively affixes surgical mesh in minimally invasive procedures. The new clip applier builds on the proven technology of the original ENDO CLIP 5mm and has been designed with simplicity and reliability in mind. Features such as the digital clip counter, increased clip size and re-engineered jaw design make for an intuitive, easy-to-use instrument that consistently provides security.
Parietex polyester mesh delivers all of the benefits of hydrophilic polyester, including tissue ingrowth and a collagen barrier to minimize visceral attachments, while providing patients with compliance and comfort. The mesh provides a three dimensional weave that creates the space needed for healthy cells to grow into the mesh.
The PL1000E Power Transport Lift frame enables just one person to raise or lower the frame with the handset control, reducing personnel cost and saving time. The wheel base is adjustable to fit a variety of stretchers or beds. The lift runs on low-voltage 24 VDC power with a charging system that plugs into any standard outlet.
The Air Pal® Patient Air Lift reduces the risks associated with patient handling while promoting staff efficiency. The Air Pal features perforated chambers, which allows incoming air to lift the patient as air is released through the perforated underside, creating a cushion of air that allows one or two staff members to perform a task that typically requires four to eight people.
The TMM5T Surgi-Chair is a battery-powered, full-function mobile surgical stretcher chair. The Quick-Change High Capacity Battery system includes a wall-mount charging station and a second high capacity battery to ensure continuous operation. With a 500-pound weight capacity, and a very low profile articulating head piece that enables infinite head and neck positioning, the TMM5T is suited to a wide range of surgical procedures in Ophthalmology, ENT, Plastics and Outpatient surgery.
Designed for mobility, comfort and quality, Hill-Rom’s line of transport and specialty stretchers addresses patient and caregiver needs with a variety of optional features and accessories. The stretchers boast a 700-pound weight capacity and a built-in scale, available on the procedural, trauma and electric stretchers, allows patients to be weighed without removing them from the stretcher.
The MetroBasix Plus Procedure cart incorporates the combination of a strong steel shell, lightweight aluminum drawers, tough polymer base and an ergonomic work surface. The shell of the cart is not compromised with pre-punched holes for mounting accessories; holes that can help the spread of infection.
The Initi Compact Mobile Computing Workstation offers highly advanced computing technology and wireless data management in a maneuverable and trim-line workstation. The motorized height adjustment feature positions the monitor and keyboard at the perfect height for comfortable use. A powerful extended-cycle battery system and Windows XP operating system ensure high-performance and long-term reliable computing.
This compact POC (Point-of-Care) Cart makes it easy to take even large monitors with into the OR or anywhere information needs to be shared. It has a wide variety of monitor mounts to choose from for flat panels and dual monitors. These mounts swivel so that the monitors can be oriented to the best position for the user.
These procedure and supply carts are mobile workstations that give healthcare professionals fast, secure and efficient access to equipment and supplies. The carts come in a variety of designs that are easy to clean and manage. Their components are modular, lightweight and interchangeable to ensure the carts meet the specific needs for specialty procedures throughout a facility, from clinical applications to linen storage and transport.
The Natural Orifice Linear Cutter (NOLC) enables surgeons to perform procedures through the gastrointestinal tract (GI) without cutting or puncturing the skin of the abdominal wall. This has the potential to advance laparoscopic surgery, as well as the emerging Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) field.
Sage Products has introduced an FDA-approved, alcohol-free chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) formula in an applicator cloth to help protect against surgical site infections (SSIs). The new two-percent CHG cloths have been shown to reduce microorganisms on the skin, including MRSA, VRE and other antibiotic-resistant organisms.