We are just 4 months short of 2019 and it’s probably a good time to summarize some of the most innovative medical devices of the year gone by. Let’s take a brief look at some of them.
Another offering by Boston Scientific,SpyGlass is a direct visualization system that is used for cholangiopancreatoscopy. It is designed to optimize procedural efficiency and productivity owing to its improved ease of setup, ease of use and image quality. Its offering includes enhanced visualization and access for diagnostic and therapeutic applications like biliary system cancer, pancreatic cancer, bills duct cancer, gallbladder cancer, intraductal pancreatic mucinous tumor, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas, gallstones, primary sclerosis cholangitis, pancreatitis, pancreatic stones/debris, biliary papillomatosis and indeterminate pancreatic strictures and masses.
A left atrial appendage closure device,the Watchman from Boston Scientific is an alternative to long-term warfarin therapy in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation that helps reduce stroke risk. It is delivered through a transfermoral approach that is designed to close the left atrial appendage to prevent migration of blood clots. It reduces the risk of stroke and systemic embolism because it prevents blood clots.
Developed by BrainScope,BrainScope One is an easy-to-use, non-invasive, handheld platform that allows physicians to assess head injuries at point-of-care. Approved by FDA-cleared and based off of EEG technology,BrainScope One is non-invasive and painless and can be used on patients who are aged 18-85 years old within three days of a head injury. It measures and interprets brain activity and neurocognitive function to help physicians make clinical diagnoses.
Keep watching this space to know more about such innovative medical technology devices of 2018.