This webinar provides an overview of shape sensing technology and describes how it benefits multiple applications in the medical field.
Fiber optic shape sensing technology uses light to sense and then, reconstruct and display the entire length of a flexible optical fiber sensor in 3D, delivering feedback of bends, twist, and shape within a torturous anatomy, such as within the heart or the vasculature.
To ensure positional accuracy within the anatomy, the shape sensing technology can be integrated with existing imaging modalities and overlaid with ultrasound, CT, or previously acquired MRI or Xray images. The continuous and intuitive visualization of 3D rotatable images allows for easy navigation, thus reducing procedure risks, time and costs.
Optical fiber sensors are very small in diameter, highly flexible, and chemically inert, allowing for integration into existing EP catheter designs. Immune to electromagnetic interference, fiber optic shape sensing can be used for patients with pacemakers and other metal implants.