Neorad’s SimpliCT – Simplifying conventional CT guided Interventions
NeoRad AS is a medtech company leveraging its relationship to Oslo University Hospital in Norway to create new products that improve the quality of well-established medical procedures. Neorad is the first company to come up with the guidance system for CT guided interventions in early 2000
Its lead product, SimpliCT, a laser guide for image guided interventions, has been sold to over 50 hospitals and clinics both in CT and advanced 3D angio labs (Cone Beam CT), for non vascular interventions such as biopsies, ablations, drainages, infiltrations etc.
Simplify is a novel releasable needle holder. It can support any straight needle or catheter from size 12G in any angulation. If the need arises to disengage the device, simply unscrew the clip and unfold the arc.
NeoRad has invented SimpliCT, a laser-based navigation solution for CT guided interventions, such as ablations, nephrostomies, biopsies vertebroplasties and nerve blocks.
By marking the patient entry point and simply setting the SimpliCT laser with the angle of the preferred needle path, the intervention can be performed keeping the needle hub withing the laser light.
|SimpliCT offers precision laser guidance for image-guideded interventions mentioned above|
SimpliCT is set with the angles obtained from the CT software, and will reqiure no additional software or workstations. Ceiling suspension provides easy positioning of the device.
Recently SimpliCT has been put to use with advanced Cone Beam CT Interventional systems. For systems providing 3D needle path trajectory planning SimpliCT can be used to visualise the needle trajectory, replacing fluoroscopy in the C-arm Bulls Eye View (entry point view) position.
The net effect of applying SimpliCT to your practice will be a reduced number of needle position confirmation scans, effectively reducing radiation dose both to the patient and the interventional radiologist.
Benefits of SimpliCT
- Works with CT and Cone Beam CT
- Easy installation with Mavig Portegra2 ceiling system
- Reduced radiation dose to operator and patient
- Facilitates procedures in z-axis (angulation plane or gantry tilt)
- Fewer needle passes per patient
- Quicker procedure
- Safer procedure
- Improved patient comfort
For Cone Beam CT: The opportunity to use the laser for visualisation of the needle angulation instead of fluoroscopy
More than 250 installations globally and last summer, NeoRad started the Indian operations with B Rajavel Subramanian as its head. SimpliCT is installed in few key centres of India like , Chirstian Medical College , Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute , Delhi , Manipal Hospital , Bangalore, Apollo Chennai etc.. Key radiologists from Global Hospitals Chennai, BIR Chennai, Stanley Medical College Chennai, Raoyapettah Hospital Chennai tried SimpliCT and gave positive feedbacks
Chirstian Medical College, Vellore is the first customer to buy SimpliCT in Asia and CMC has done a pilot project on the product, which proved reduction of radiation to both patients and clinicians.
The company also started their South East Asian operations from Singapore, Tan Tok Seng Hospital in Singapore as a referral centre for NeoRad .
Neorad also plans to introduce a standalone system for treatment planning with needle navigation and ablation.
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