Sonatherm® is a robotic laparoscopic probe used to deliver precise and focused ablative energy to soft tissue with a customizable zone of ablation.
Laparoscopic HIFU Surgical Ablation System
- Short operating times
- Quick patient recovery
- Real-time imaging
- Minimally invasive robotic ablation
- 4 MHz HIFU transducer
- 35 mm focal length (30 mm ablation depth)
- 6.5 MHz ultrasound imaging (biplanar)
- Compatible with 15 mm port
- Conformal patient coupling
- Single-use probe tip
Sonatherm A3 Technology
Sonatherm® uses a robotic laparoscopic probe to deliver precise and focused ablative therapy to soft tissue with a customizable ablation zone. Sonatherm is powered by an exclusive focused ultrasound platform, known as Sonasource, which allows physicians to:
at specific tissue using integrated ultrasound imaging and sophisticated planning tools.
The Sonatherm® system uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy to ablate soft tissue within the body. HIFU waves are concentrated from the transducer (similar to a magnifying glass) into the ablation zone.
with pinpoint accuracy while sparing untargeted tissue.
During thermal ablation, the temperature rises rapidly causing complete cellular necrosis, destroying all targeted tissue. The ablation of soft tissue with the laparoscopic probe occurs from the ultrasound focal zone back to the surface of the targeted ablation area.
procedure results using real-time ultrasound imaging.
The laparoscopic probe's robotic transducer is fully integrated with imaging and ablation crystals, combined within the same transducer.
Comprised of a sterile disposable probe tip and water path tubing. The disposable probe tip allows sterile patient contact necessary for acoustic coupling between the target tissue and energy source. The water path tubing connects the disposable probe tip directly to the Sonachill, which controls the temperature of the transducer by circulating sterile water.
Clinical studies for the continued evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the Sonatherm probe and device are currently in the planning stages. Updates and information will be posted shortly.