Carl Zeiss Presents INFRARED 800 and FLOW 800Karthik Narayanan
The INFRARED 800 and FLOWR 800 fluorescence modules from Carl Zeiss Meditec can now enable neurosurgeons to understand the speed and direction of the blood flow efficiently and quickly during surgery. The technology, which is also available for plastic & reconstructive surgery in assessing of viable tissue useful in graft surgery. This will enable surgeons to evaluate tissue grafts perfusion before transplantation. Vascular occlusions become visible within a few seconds and can be immediately treated.
Carl Zeiss is expected present to the medical community this innovative fluorescence technology on its surgical microscope platform, OPMI PENTEROR 900 at the meeting of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) taking place from May 24 to 28, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
Initial studies have provided positive results regarding the benefits of intraoperative fluorescence technology for plastic surgery, in particular for flap grafts.
“The integration of fluorescence technology into the surgical microscope offers the surgeon more safety and certainty in clinically ambiguous situations during the procedure. Blood flow anomalies can be quickly detected, and the required surgical interventions initiated immediately. The method can predict the complication-free healing of skin and tissue grafts and provide initial indications of thrombosis,” says Prof. Dr. med. Riccardo Giunta of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.
The fluorescence modules INFRARED 800 and FLOW 800 will be integrated into the OPMI PENTERO surgical microscope platform enabling an optimal clinical workflow and outcome.
With INFRARED 800, an integrated display allows all relevant information to be displayed quickly and clearly and The perfusion status can be immediately determined by visualizing the blood flow simply and on-demand.
FLOW 800 allows quick and efficient presentation of the data. Selected areas can be specifically analyzed more exactly, and blood flow anomalies quickly identified using comparative displays.
Further information on intraoperative fluorescence technology from Carl Zeiss is available atwww.meditec.zeiss.com/iof