CRMC First in State to Invest in Advanced Imaging Modalities for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Cookeville Regional Medical Center announces the addition of a new surgical platform that will provide our surgeons with superior visualization and advanced imaging modalities across an array of surgical specialties.

 

The Stryker 1688 Advanced Imaging Modalities (AIM) 4K Platform is a minimally invasive surgical tower that features:

 

• 4K image resolution: Brilliant, 4K resolution offers our surgeons crystal-clear images for improved visualization during surgery.

 

• L-11 light source and auto-light technology: The proprietary auto-light technology automatically adjusts based on anatomy to provide consistent lighting, enabling our surgeons to focus on the procedure at hand and nothing else.

 

• Advanced imaging modalities: Three distinct SPY fluorescence imaging modalities — contrast, overlay and ENV — are integrated into the platform and enable real-time 4K fluorescence images of perfusion and critical anatomy. Studies have shown that the use of fluorescence imaging may assist surgeons in making better clinical decisions during colorectal, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and other minimally invasive procedures.

 

• SPY-PHI: The 1688 AIM 4K Platform also supports SPY-PHI, a portable fluorescence imaging device that enables perfusion assessment in vessels and related tissue perfusion during plastic, microsurgical, reconstructive and gastrointestinal procedures. The ability to visualize blood flow during open surgery may also help our surgeons make critical decisions that can reduce the risk of complications related to poorly perfused tissue.

 

To further enhance operating room work flow, Stryker’s Connected OR Hub is fully integrated into the tower and enables seamless connectivity between devices. The Connected OR Hub allows our staff to easily stream, capture, record and print surgical images and videos directly from the platform for later review. Clinical teams can also use it to provide text message updates to a patient’s loved ones during their procedure without ever leaving the OR.