I. C. Medical - 360
by I. C. Medical

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the world's most advanced surgical smoke evacuation & filtration systems

The Crystal Vision models 360 offer the most convenient and effective method of collecting and filtering smoke produced during open surgical procedures. These patented systems offer a smoke collection tube that slips over the electrosurgery pencil in the surgeon's hand. This means that the smoke collection tube moves wherever the surgeon's hand moves and the tube is always positioned at the best location to collect and filter smoke. Other systems have a completely separate collection tube that must be moved by another person if it is going to be at the best location for smoke evacuation. The staff in the operating room seldom has time to fuss with the smoke evacuator tube; therefore, huge quantities of smoke are frequently not captured when other systems are sued

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The Crystal Vision 360 are in a class by themselves when used during open procedures. A patented sensor system turns the evacuator on and off when the surgeon activates the electrosurgical laser, argon beam coagulator, or other smoke producing instrument. The Crystal Visions are very easy to live with in the operating room. They are small, weigh about seventeen pounds, and are very quiet. Most O.R staffs simply slip the Crystal Vision onto a shelf on the electrocautery cart. The 360 automatically stops the vacuum pump if tissue is trapped in the evacuation tube. The evacuators automatically restart when the tissue, or other obstruction is cleared from the tube. Both models automatically tell the operator when to replace the input filter. This reduces procedural costs, eliminates guessing, and provides for the best removal of smoke from the surgical site. A pneumoperitoneum is created during laparoscopy by inflating the abdominal cavity with carbon dioxide gas from an insufflator. The inflation allows the surgeon to see better and creates a much safer operating environment for the patient. Leaks in the instruments and suctioning of fluids (and gas) decreases the carbon dioxide in the abdomen. The insufflator senses the lower pressure and adds more gas. Surgeons frequently rest their arm or actually lean on the patient. This can cause the pressure in the pneumoperitoneum to increase above safe levels but the insufflators cannot reduce the pressure because they are only designed to add gas to the abdomen.

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