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|Stereotaxis Launches Vmotion Suite of Automation Features in U.S. Following FDA Clearance|
Widely used in the U.S., particularly with atrial fibrillation cases, the ICE catheter provides ultrasound imaging of the heart during electrophysiology (EP) procedures. The Vdrive™ with V-Sono system, released in the U.S. in 2013, remotely controls an ICE catheter in a Niobe® ES remote magnetic navigation enabled procedure. The V-Sono system can improve patient outcomes through more precise, stable ultrasound imaging and reduces radiation exposure to the EP team by eliminating the need for manual ICE manipulation within the radiation field. Vmotion supports the V-Sono manipulator functionality through three unique automation features: Spotlight, which continually keeps the ablation catheter tip within the ICE viewing plane automatically; Stored Positions, which allows for positions of the ICE catheter to be recalled and returned to throughout the procedure; and Sweep, which enables the ultrasound field of view to continuously sweep across an area of interest defined by the user.
"The combination of Vmotion and the V-Sono system greatly enhances my ability to visualize, in real-time, the tip-to-tissue contact of the ablation catheter throughout procedures using the Niobe system," said
To date, the Vmotion suite has been installed in two U.S. sites,
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