GALIL MEDICAL LAUNCHES NEW FAMILY OF CRYOABLATION NEEDLES Arden Hills, MN—DATE October 5, 2015 — Galil Medical, the global leader in interventional oncology cryoablation technolo…Read More
The Visual-ICE® Cryoablation System is intended for the cryoablative destruction of tissue during minimally invasive percutaneous procedures. During a cryoablation procedure, extreme cold is delivered through very small needles (1.5 mm or 2.4 mm diameter), creating an iceball to destroy the targeted tissue. The physician monitors the ablation zone to ensure adequate treatment using direct visualization or image guidance such as ultrasound or computed tomography (CT).
The Visual-ICE System features a mobile console with a large HD touch screen user interface to control the circulation of high-pressure gases (argon for freezing, helium for thawing) through closed-tip cryoablation needles connected to the system. The system incorporates i-Flow® Technology, a proprietary software algorithm that optimizes performance of each Galil Medical needle.
This system controls the use of i-Thaw® needles to actively thaw ice without the use of helium and the use of needles with CX features to perform FastThaw without helium or perform track ablation to minimize the potential for track seeding.
Real-time temperature monitoring, through thermal sensors connected to the system, enables procedural control to protect critical anatomy.
Galil Medical is a global leader in delivering innovative cryotherapy solutions. We focus primarily on the ablation of solid tumor cancers and nerve ablation for pain management. Our products address a range of cancers including kidney, lung, bone, liver and prostate as well as several local pain and nerve conditions. Our customers include multiple physician specialties — primarily Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Oncologists and Urologists.