FIBER OPTIC SHAPE SENSING
Fiber optic shape sensing technology reconstructs and displays the entire shape of a thin, flexible optical fiber.
When integrated into medical devices, fiber optic provides surgeons and robotic platforms with unprecedented 3D perspective on the location and guidance of surgical tools, enables endless opportunities in robotic control, and frees patients from harmful radiative imaging alternatives.
Whenever line of sight is not an option, shape sensing provides the critical information required to make the right decision in the most difficult environments.
Medical MARKET FOR FIBER OPTIC SHAPE SENSING
FIBER OPTIC SHAPE SENSING IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
SHAPE SENSING ENABLES A REVOLUTION IN THE GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION, AND CONTROL OF MEDICAL DEVICES
- Advancing the Safety and Efficacy of Atherectomy Procedures Using Shape Sensing TechnologyAtherectomy is a medical procedure that involves removing plaque buildup from inside an artery. Plaque is a fatty substance that can accumulate inside blood vessels, leading to a narrowing of the artery and reduced blood flow. Atherectomy is used to treat this condition, known as atherosclerosis. During an atherectomy, a thin catheter is inserted into…
- Revolutionizing Thrombectomy: The Advantages of 3D Fiber Optic Shape SensingThrombectomy is a medical procedure that involves the removal of a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel. This procedure is often necessary to restore blood flow and prevent serious complications, such as stroke or organ damage. Traditionally, thrombectomy has been performed using open surgery, which involves making a large incision to access the affected…
- Shape Sensing Propels Angiographic Imaging Systems ForwardUnderstanding how modern technology may improve medical diagnosis is essential in today’s era of rapid technological and medical advancement. Our 3D shape sensing technology can significantly impact the field of angiographic imaging to improve diagnosis and patient care. An angiographic imaging system comprises of a patient table with an X-ray tube and a detector hung…