1. procedure time reductionCAS-One computer-assisted navigation reduces procedure time and offers a predictable procedure time independent of complexity of procedure
For busy surgeons and interventional radiologists, time is of the essence. CAS-One is clinically proven to reduce the total IR procedure time by 47%, allowing a higher daily throughput of patients. But speed is not the only factor in an efficient OR or IR suite. With CAS-One navigation technology there is very little variance in procedure length regardless of complexity. A recent study demonstrated that the average procedure length for computer-assisted IRE was 55 minutes with a variance of only 9 minutes, versus a procedure length of 104 minutes with a variance of 28 minutes for non-guided ablation therapy (Beyer et al, 2016).
2. Improved needle accurancyCAS-One may offer alternatives for patients with ‘untreatable’ lesions
CAS-One provides you with an unprecedented view of your target lesion throughout the procedure, and is clinically proven to improve needle accuracy by 33% in IR procedures (Beyer et al, 2016). This results in minimal tissue loss for the patient compared with non-navigated procedures, and these extra millimetres can be vitally important for patients with lesions close to major arteries, for instance. Furthermore, by limiting tissue loss, the patient has more treatment options open to them for the future.
3.reduced radiation exposureCAS-One results in reduced radiation exposure for both patients and doctors
In conventional ablation procedures, CT fluoroscopy is used to allow the interventional radiologist to track the movement of the body and the advancement of the needles to the lesion in real-time. However, fluoroscopy can lead to relatively high radiation doses, especially during long or complex procedures. CAS-One IR navigation system does not use fluoroscopy to guide ablation procedures, and as a result the radiation exposure is significantly reduced for both patients and doctors – total DLP (dose-length product) was reduced by 28% in Beyer et al.