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.
Unlike conventional transbronchial needle aspiration biopsies, endobronchial ultrasound-guided TBNA’s breakthrough combination of maximum reliability and minimum invasiveness is expected to make it the biopsy method of choice for more accurate diagnosis and staging in the lung. Olympus’s BF-UC160F-OL8 endobronchial ultrasound-guided TBNA system features an innovative ultrasonic “hybrid scope” with linear-scanning ultrasound capability and a dedicated aspiration needle.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 ISIS minor surgery light produces the intensity (45,000 lux at 1 meter) of an OR luminaire in a compact, elegant design. This light can be effectively used for safe and efficient illumination of diagnostic exams and minor surgical applications. It is ideal for a variety of clinical environments including surgery centers.
Whitney Curettes and Sculps tools allow the surgeon to remove excess cement quickly during total hip and knee replacement surgeries with fingertip precision. They are made from a plastic material that is softer than the polished metal surface of the prosthesis, making them less likely to scratch or mar the prosthesis than a metal tool.
InteguSeal Microbial Sealant is a microbial barrier designed to reduce the risk of skin flora contamination throughout a surgical procedure. The sealant uses a proprietary formulation to seal and immobilize pathogens to help protect against migration into an incision. It has a unique mechanism of action that does not promote bacterial resistance and does not need to be removed for suture or closure.
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.