Reduction of transient hypocalcemia
Several clinical teams using FLUOBEAM® LX have demonstrated that the use of autofluorescence as a tracking tool during thyroid surgery leads to better preservation of the parathyroid glands and their functions. This leads to a significant reduction in the rate of transient post-operative hypocalcemia.
Preservation of the parathyroid glands
On average, pathologists find that a parathyroid gland is inadvertently removed in 10% to 25% of thyroidectomies.
With the use of autofluorescence, these glands are identified and can be preserved in most cases.
Autofluorescence can be coupled with the use of fluorescence imaging by injection of indocyanine green. This allows the identification of the vessels that supply the parathyroid glands and thus avoid any risk of devascularization.
In cases where the parathyroid glands could not be preserved, their identification by autofluorescence makes it possible to locate them in the removed specimen and to proceed to their reimplantation.
Joystick control: be the master of the game
The ergonomics of the FLUOBEAM® LX offers a simple and effortless handling from the sterile field. Its joystick allows the surgeon to navigate through the interface and access all the software’s functionalities.
You will be sensitive to its sensitivity
With its high sensitivity, FLUOBEAM® LX allows for the detection of low intensity fluorescent signals (autofluorescence) with unequaled real-time visualization.
Step into the light
FLUOBEAM® LX is not very sensitive to surrounding lights and allows real-time autofluorescence visualization of the parathyroids with the operating room light on (without direct illumination of the operating field), thus avoiding any disruption in the surgical workflow and optimizing user comfort.
With a real-time image display speed of 25 frames per second in autofluorescence and a very large depth of field (greater than 5cm), with the integrated FLUOSOFT™ LX imaging software, FLUOBEAM® LX allows surgeons to work in optimal conditions.
Fluobeam® lx : HOW DOES IT WORK?
The FLUOBEAM®LX allows for the detection and imaging of the parathyroid glands in real time (25 frame/second) and in ambient light thanks to an optimized optical filtering. With the surgical lights on, autofluorescence can still be used by turning the lights away from the incision. This allows an easier integration of autofluorescence in the surgical workflow.
A clear image from 8 to 13 cm
To ensure a clear image, the camera operates with a very large depth of field not forcing the surgeon to adjust the focus. The focusing distance and large depth of field correspond to a natural holding of the camera above the incision and maintains the necessary sharpness of the area of interest in order to locate weak signals of the parathyroid glands.
Class 1 Laser
Most existing fluorescence imagings systems use Class 3R laser illumination which can be dangerous under certain operating conditions. Our class 1 laser ensures total safety for the eyes of the users. This choice of optical safety was made without compromising the unmatched sensitivity of the system.
Doctor Fares BENMILOUD shares his experience with FLUOBEAM® LX
Professor Frédéric TRIPONEZ shares his experience in fluorescence imaging
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What is the FLUOBEAM® LX?
FLUOBEAM® LX is an imaging device exclusively dedicated to thyroid and parathyroid surgery. It makes it possible to detect parathyroid glands in autofluorescence with optimized image fluidity, great depth of field and use compatible with the ambient lighting of the operating room.
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FLUOBEAM® LX is intended to provide real-time near infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging of tissue during surgical procedures. The FLUOBEAM® LX is intended to assist in the imaging of parathyroid glands and can be used as an adjunctive method to assist in the location of parathyroid glands due to the auto-fluorescence of this tissue. The FLUOBEAM® LX is indicated for use in capturing and viewing fluorescent images for the visual assessment of blood flow in adults as an adjunctive method for the evaluation of tissue perfusion. This is a class II medical device. Product manufactured by FLUOPTICS SAS, France. For proper use, please read carefully all instructions in the specific instructions for use for each product.