Medtronic just launched its new NuVent EM Sinus Dilation System for the company’s Fusion ENT Navigation System. Unlike any other sinus dilation system it features electromagnetic navigation capabilities that help the surgeon place the balloon accurately every time.
The device is factory calibrated and once plugged in the position of the tip is displayed in real time on the screen of the Fusion system. Medtronic is currently working on initiating clinical trials to extend the uses of the NuVent EM system for other procedures, including revision surgery.
Features from the product page:
- Plug-and-play with Fusion surgical navigation. Balloon sinus seekers with built-in AxiEM™ tracking.
- Simple system for balloon sinus surgery. Only three parts: balloon sinus seeker, tubing, and inflator.
- Frontal, maxillary, and sphenoid designs. For balloon sinus surgery in the frontal, maxillary, and sphenoid sinuses.
- Safety features. Protective valve indicator to help prevent accidental over-inflation.
Product page: NuVent EM Balloon Sinus Dilation System…