News | March 10, 2009

Vidacare Shows New Bone Marrow Aspiration, Biopsy System at SIR 2009

March 10, 2009 – Vidacare is showing its FDA-cleared and CE-marked OnControl Aspiration and Biopsy Systems for bone marrow at the SIR 2009 annual meeting, and said it will be available in the summer of 2009.
The process for accessing bone marrow to perform diagnostic procedures has been largely unchanged over the past 50 years. The OnControl Aspiration and Biopsy Systems combine a lithium-powered driver with a needle set to obtain bone marrow and provide comfort with minimal pain for patient, speed with insertions in seconds, not minutes, and for successful outcomes.
In 2007, a study was undertaken to validate the performance of the first generation OnControl Aspiration System. Forty-three patients were included in the beta testing, which reflected ease-of-use, rapid insertion times, minimal patient pain, no complications, and an overall user assessment of 8.1 (on a scale of 0-10, with 0 being extreme dissatisfaction and 10 being extremely satisfied). This validation study also reported pain on a scale of 0-10 (0=no pain; 10=worst possible pain). The median pain score observed with the OnControl system was 2.0, and mean insertion time was 4.9 seconds vs. 7.3 minutes for manual needle from previously published studies.
The OnControl Aspiration and Biopsy System consists of the OnControl power driver and patented, specially designed needle sets. The aspiration needle set includes a 15 gauge, bi-beveled needle with Luer lock connector and stylet, and is available in three lengths: 25mm, 68mm, and 90mm. Included in a procedural tray with the needle sets are sharps protectors, designed to protect the medical staff from inadvertent needle sticks.
The OnControl Biopsy System will be commercially available summer 2009 and is appropriate for all adult patients requiring bone marrow biopsies. The OnControl Biopsy System addresses the challenges of patients with hard bone cortex, those with osteoporosis or fragile pelvises, and those for whom biopsies have previously been difficult or painful. The OnControl Biopsy System, with a thread welded inside the biopsy cannula, reliably captures bone marrow samples.

For more information: www.vidacare.com

Related Content

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Imaging | August 17, 2017
Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring cutting-edge...
Virtual Phantoms Inc. Releases VirtualDose-IR
Technology | Radiation Dose Management | August 07, 2017
Virtual Phantoms Inc. announced the release of VirtualDoseIR, a tool for assessing organ dose from interventional...
Moffitt Cancer Center Enhances Patient Care with Toshiba Medical's Infinix-i 4-D
News | Interventional Radiology | August 03, 2017
Cancer patients at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., now have access to advanced diagnostic imaging for fast and...
Synergy Radiology Associates Employs UroNav Fusion Biopsy System for Better Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
News | Biopsy Systems | July 17, 2017
Radiologists from Synergy Radiology Associates (SRA) in Houston are using the power of 3-D medical imaging and...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Artis Pheno Angiography System
News | Angiography | July 05, 2017
July 5, 2017 — Michigan Medicine recently became the first healthcare institution in the United States to install the
Royal College of Radiologists Publishes New Guidance on Interventional Oncology
News | Interventional Radiology | May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017 —The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published a new edition of its guidance on the application
Society of Interventional Radiology Backs Reallocations Bill for Graduate Medical Education
News | Interventional Radiology | May 24, 2017
Fourteen members of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) took to Capitol Hill recently to express the society’...
Image Diagnostics Unveils Uni Diagnost UD1 at American Urology Association Meeting
Technology | Interventional Radiology | May 24, 2017
Image Diagnostics Inc. (IDI) recently unveiled the Uni Diagnost, the first integrated multipurpose imaging table, light...
Adept Medical Launches IR Platform, interventional radiology
Technology | Interventional Radiology | May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017 — Adept Medical announced the launch of the IR Platform, designed as an over-patient work surface for va
New Hampshire Hospital Expands Vascular Care with Toshiba Medical's Infinix-i Sky +
News | Angiography | April 27, 2017
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., installed Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i Sky + angiography system in its...
Overlay Init