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For busy surgeons and interventional radiologists, time is of the essence. CAS-One is clinically proven to reduce the total IR procedure time by 47%, allowing a higher daily throughput of patients. But speed is not the only factor in an efficient OR or IR suite. With CAS-One navigation technology there is very little variance in procedure length regardless of complexity. A recent study demonstrated that the average procedure length for computer-assisted IRE was 55 minutes with a variance of only 9 minutes, versus a procedure length of 104 minutes with a variance of 28 minutes for non-guided ablation therapy (Beyer et al, 2016).
CAS-One provides you with an unprecedented view of your target lesion throughout the procedure, and is clinically proven to improve needle accuracy by 33% in IR procedures (Beyer et al, 2016). This results in minimal tissue loss for the patient compared with non-navigated procedures, and these extra millimetres can be vitally important for patients with lesions close to major arteries, for instance. Furthermore, by limiting tissue loss, the patient has more treatment options open to them for the future.
In conventional ablation procedures, CT fluoroscopy is used to allow the interventional radiologist to track the movement of the body and the advancement of the needles to the lesion in real-time. However, fluoroscopy can lead to relatively high radiation doses, especially during long or complex procedures. CAS-One IR navigation system does not use fluoroscopy to guide ablation procedures, and as a result the radiation exposure is significantly reduced for both patients and doctors – total DLP (dose-length product) was reduced by 28% in Beyer et al.
CAScination is a spin-off from the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Berne, Switzerland, one of the leading research institutes for robotics and computer-assisted surgery world-wide. The team at CAScination worked closely with leading clinical institutions to ensure that the CAS-One technology meets the needs of its users both clinically and functionally. The result is a unique technology that helps surgeons and interventional radiologists meet and exceed their aims and provide patients with the best possible outcome.
CAS-One technology spans multiple care areas and disciplines. As well as offering planning and navigation solutions for percutaneous, laparoscopic and open surgery procedures, it is CE-marked for use with lesions impacting several organs, such as liver, lung, kidney, pancreas and bones. This multimodality, multidisciplinary approach means that the hospital will have one trusted partner for a number of care areas, driving organisational efficiency.
When doing interventions, precision, time, and outcome matter. That is why CAS-ONE IR offers stereotactic support for interventional procedures. In a simple 2-step workflow, needle targets are first defined in the image data and subsequently navigated by using CAS-ONE IR’s targeting viewer. Precise needle placements in one shot.
Surgeons challenge the Status Quo. Every day. Trying to make the impossible possible. So do we. CAScination’s navigation technology is designed to assist surgeons in that everyday challenge.
CAS-One planning and navigation technology sets the standard in image-guided interventional and surgical treatments for the liver, and is poised to become the standard-of-care.
CAS-One offers you the oppertunity to leave hospital one day after surgery to get well in a familiar environment and to restart life without any surgical wounds.
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