The software allows users to visually monitor tissue temperatures in real time during the ablation process. The software enables the user to watch as tissue temperatures rise to the desired level and are maintained via the generator's automatic power adjustment feature. Power, efficiency, and post-ablation cool-down temperatures are also displayed, giving the physician complete visual graphic confirmation that target temperatures have been reached and maintained. Patient information can also be input, simplifying data recording and providing a digital record of the procedure that can be retrieved later.
- Complete Data recording of entire procedure: power impedance, thermocouple temperatures, procedure time, patient information, comments and coll down temperatures
- Patient history and procedure details in retrievable, digital format
- Excellent documentation for patient chart
- Cool down test charted for a more predictable, controllable ablation
New temperature monitoring thermo pads help the physician monitor the temperature of the return pad site during the ablation process. AngioDynamics’ pads feature continuous temperature monitoring at the pad adhesion site through the incorporation of a thermocouple device located at the pad leading edge. The pads are designed to meet the needs of clinicians using AngioDynamics’ latest generation of high-power, infusion based radiofrequency electrodes. The thermocouple returns data automatically to the 1500X RF generator, monitoring pad temperature throughout the procedure, and shutting off power when unsafe pad temperatures are detected. Thermo pads will work with any existing 1500X System.
Soft and Hard Tissue Introducers
Both the StarBurst Soft Tissue and Hard Tissue Access Systems make it possible to locate the target area prior to using a StarBurst RFA device. These sterile, single-patient introducers allow for precise placement of the AngioDynamics disposable electrosurgical device. The tip of the introducer is detectable with ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopy.