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Enhanced Imaging System to Become a Game-Changer in the OR by Revolutionizing Surgical Vision

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 07 Dec 2022
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Image: ActivSight Intelligent Light has received CE Mark approval (Photo courtesy of Activ Surgical)
Image: ActivSight Intelligent Light has received CE Mark approval (Photo courtesy of Activ Surgical)

Critical structure identification and tissue perfusion assessment are essential for patients to have the best possible chance of healing well without facing life-threatening or costly complications. Now, an easy-to-adapt module that seamlessly attaches to today’s laparoscopic systems provides real-time, on-demand surgical insights integrated into standard monitors. By leveraging AR, AI, ML and sensing-based technologies, the platform enables surgeons to view critical physiological structures and functions that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

The ActivSight Intelligent Light from Activ Surgical (Boston, MA, USA) is the first and only modular form-factor with multimodal Advanced Visualization for minimally invasive surgery. With ActivSight, surgeons can access critical intraoperative visual data as AR overlays, helping to increase surgical outcomes and patient safety. Surgeons can “see” otherwise imperceptible tissue perfusion with ActivPerfusion Mode. ActivICG Mode allows surgeons to visualize ICG (Indocyanine Green) in critical structures, such as bile ducts, using familiar techniques.

Designed with ease of use in mind, surgeons are able to access ActivPerfusion Mode with the push of a button and instantaneously see blood flow. With the press of a button, surgeons can switch between multiple modes of advanced intraoperative visualization. Real-time data allows surgeons to quickly assess tissue perfusion and make important decisions. Designed to address the most serious, costly patient complications and be a routine part of surgical practice, ActivSight is engineered to work with existing laparoscopic and robotic systems. Activ Surgical received 501(k)-clearance for ActivSight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in in 2021 and has now also received CE Mark approval.

“As an early clinical advisor in the development of ActivSight Intelligent Light, I have seen first-hand the benefits it can provide me and my fellow surgeons in operating rooms around the world,” said Nicole Bouvy, surgeon and professor at Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), The Netherlands. “The system is seamless to use and allows for advanced visualization during surgery, which makes it an important additional tool to potentially reduce surgical complications.”

“Patient safety is my number one priority in the operating room,” said Hans Fuchs, professor of surgery and head of robotic surgery for the department of surgery at the University of Cologne. “Activ Surgical is on the leading edge when it comes to enhancing surgical vision and significantly reducing unintended medical errors, and I am confident that ActivSight will improve surgical outcomes.”

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