New surgical light feature keeps the light on during NIR guided surgery

Oct. 4, 2021

Getinge has launched a new surgical light solution called Volista VisioNIR. The feature in Maquet Volista StandOP allows surgical staff to keep the surgical light on when performing open surgeries using NIR fluorescence imaging systems.

NIR (Near-Infrared) fluorescence imaging is designed to address a variety of unmet clinical needs related to finding structures that need to be resected, such as sentinel lymph nodes, malignant cells, and luminal calcifications, and avoiding other structures that could cause acute or chronic morbidity, such as nerves, blood vessels, ducts, lymphatics, and normal glands.

The new Volista VisioNIR feature helps guide surgeons and secure their actions with a better hand-eye coordination when using fluorescence guided surgery. There is no longer a need to switch between on and off lighting. Lights kept on during the entire procedure means an uninterrupted workflow where staff can spend every moment focused on the patient, which also saves time and resources.

The solution works simultaneously with the adjustable color temperature feature. While using Indocyanine Green (ICG) and NIR cameras, the surgeon can operate with the preferred color temperature. The dedicated enhancement mode improves the contrast on the screen and complies with auto fluorescence.

The patented filters’ wheel developed on Maquet Volista StandOP, the light emitted from the LEDs is filtered to reduce the remaining NIR wave-lengths. This means that surgical lights disturbing the fluorescence signal emitted is eliminated.

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