EchoLaser offers the chance to carry out ultrasound-guided micro-invasive treatments.
This is the first and only laser system integrated with a navigation, planning and simulation system. EchoLaser iscomposed by an ultrasound and a multi-source laser (up to 4 sources): thanks to the ultrasound it is possible to diagnose the lesions as well as monitoring real-time the correct positioning of the laser light applicators and the effective extension of the damage caused to the lesion; the EchoLaser Therapy is performed thanks to the laser and the optical fibers which transmit the laser energy into the tissues.
The laser components are manufactured by El.En. S.p.A., world leader in the production of laser systems and the ultrasound components are manufactured by Esaote S.p.A., world leader in the production of ultrasound devices. EchoLaser is a complete system dedicated to surgery as it comes with a disposable Kit of optical fibres designed with specific Guiding Systems and dedicated US software for the different tissues depending on the districts in which they are located.
Elesta chose a prestigious Italian design firm (Rezzonico Design) to develop EchoLaser. EchoLaser can nicely sit on almost all Esaote ultrasound models, or on a customized trolley, if used with other ultrasound brands through ESI (EchoLaser Smart Interface).
EchoLaser allows the following:
If required by the size or shape of the lesion to be treated, it is also possible to use a multi-fibre approach. The transmission of the laser energy by the fibres takes place simultaneously and, thanks to a synergic coalescence action, large volumes of coagulative necrosis can be obtained with perfect control of the borders, even in lesions with large dimensions.
- Possibility of treating lesions with a very wide size range (<1 cm with one fibre and up to 5 cm with FOUR fibres);
- Possibility of adapting the treatment to the shape and position of the lesion;
- Possibility of treating lesions in high risk position (due to close vicinity to vital structures);
- Positioning of the needles with less trauma for the organ, also with the possibility of multiple repositioning actions.
Ultrasound monitoring of the treatment
Ultrasound guidance enables real-time positioning of several needles in a safe and rapid manner, thereby reducing the operating times (with less stress for the patient, more economical treatments, and a greater number of patients treated).
Micro-invasive technique with fine needles
The technique with very fine needles (<0.8mm) is completely a-traumatic and very well tolerated by the patient, ensuring fewer complications and side effects, less risk of infection and bleeding, rapid recovery times and excellent aesthetic results without the need of anaesthesia.
Thanks to these features EchoLaser Therapy can be introduced in the sector of the micro-invasive methods.
Disposable Optical Fibre Kit
The disposable optical fibre Kit contains a Chiba (21G) introducer needle with high echogenicity and a flat-tip optical fibre. The disposable optical fibre Kit, which is specific for each type of tissue depending on its location, has a colour code to help the operator to recognize it during the procedure. This Kit is patented.
Guiding Systems and dedicated Biopsy Software
The Guiding Systems on the Esaote probes have been designed for each kind of application to help the operator when positioning several fibres inside the lesion to be treated. The dedicated Biopsy Software for EchoLaser Therapy inside the US unit displays the guidelines on the screen for each different guide in order to allow for evaluating the best positioning of the applicator in reference to the size, morphology and position of the lesion.
Planning Software for neck application (ModìLite)
The Planning Software allows the operator to choose the safest needles insertion trajectories and the most suitable among various treatment options (number of fibers, number of pull-back and applicators distance) for each specific case.
1./2. Disposable Optical Fibre Kit
3. Multi-fibre Biopsy Software / 4. Multi-fibre Guiding System
EchoLaser is not yet available for sales in USA – Specifications subject to change without notice