Fujifilm Debuts Transducer for On-Pump Intracardiac Echocardiography Imaging

It helps to evaluate ventricular septal thickness during septal myectomy surgery.

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FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation, a provider of diagnostic and enterprise imaging solutions, announced the launch of its OPIE Transducer for on-pump intracardiac echocardiography (OPIE) for septal myectomy. Early clinical users of the OPIE transducer will discuss how the technology helps to evaluate the ventricular septal thickness during septal myectomy surgery by providing real-time imaging visualization during the 104th American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) meeting held April 27-30 in Toronto, ON, Canada. 

“During septal myectomy, it is critical to correctly measure the patient’s septal thickness because it can directly impact the patient’s care pathway,” said Hideyuki Honda, vice president, ultrasound solutions, FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation. “Every day we pride ourselves on delivering what we believe is the highest quality ultrasound solutions, arming cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons alike with the visualization they need to eliminate guess work in the operating room. Early clinical results of our OPIE Transducer during a high-risk procedure like cardiac bypass surgery are impressive, and we’re proud that the technology is proving to provide high-quality, real-time feedback for the surgeon.” 

During the AATS annual meeting, Daniel G. Swistel, MD, Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Nicolas Smedira, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon with the Cleveland Clinic, will discuss their clinical experience using Fujifilm’s ARIETTA  Precision with the OPIE  transducer during open heart surgery, and explain the advantages of cardiothoracic surgeons having real-time visualization to help assist with septal myectomy surgical procedures. Their joint presentation is taking place on Saturday, April 27th from 6:20-6:40 pm at the Product Technology Theatre (Theatre 2).  

In addition to the OPIE Transducer and ARIETTA Precision Ultrasound system, Fujifilm will also demonstrate the ELUXEO Vision, an FDA-designated Breakthrough Device that provides real-time tissue oxygenation visualization for laparoscopic and endoscopic applications at AATS booth #431A. Also during the AATS annual meeting, Takeo Fujita, MD, PhD, FACS, Director, Division of Digestive Surgical Oncology, Esophageal Surgery with the National Cancer Center Hospital East, Japan, will discuss how the ELUXEO Vision helps assess tissue oxygen saturation and its correlation with indocyanine green in the gastric conduit during thoracic esophagectomy on Monday, April 29 from 9:00-9:30 am at the Tech Theater Session II.  

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