Free-Beam Performance & Ease-of-Use
There are a number of accessory options for use with free-beam surgical CO2 lasers from Lumenis. UltraPulse SurgiTouch, AcuPulse 40ST and Sharplan 30C/40C CO2 laser systems all have articulated arms for free-beam laser delivery.
CO2 laser accessories for ENT are designed for incision, excision, vaporization and ablation of soft tissue in the ear, nasal cavity, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and upper trachea. Sometimes the CO2 laser enables a less invasive approach to the procedure. The CO2 laser wavelength always enables precision and simultaneous microvascular hemostasis.
Digital AcuBlade Scanning Micromanipulator
The Digital AcuBlade (DAB) scanning micromanipulator elevates microsurgical precision afforded by the CO2 laser to the highest level. It works with Lumenis CO2 lasers equipped with SurgiTouch software and scanner. Each DAB consists of an AcuSpot 712, 712-L or 712-Z micromanipulator equipped with a special joystick. Scan patterns enable ablation (circle) and incision (straight- and curved-line). While lasing, the surgeon uses the special joystick to direct the scan pattern onto the tissue target. The scanner moves the laser beam faster than a human hand can, thereby minimizing heat build up in tissue and creating virtually no char.
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AcuSpot Series Micromanipulators
For CO2 laser microsurgery, free-beam surgical CO2 lasers use micromanipulators coupled to surgical microscopes for laser delivery. The invisible carbon dioxide laser treatment beam and the red helium-neon laser aiming beam are focused at the same working distance as the microscope. The micromanipulator has a gimbaled mirror, situated in the view path of the surgeon, to direct the laser beams onto the tissue site. The surgeon manipulates a joystick to tilt the mirror and direct the laser beam precisely onto the desired target.
To accommodate the physical dimensions of various microscopes, there are three models of the AcuSpot micromanipulator.
- AcuSpot 712 micromanipulator
For microscopes with small 48mm objective lenses
(e.g., Carl Zeiss OPMI® 1 FC)
- AcuSpot 712-L micromanipulator
For all Leica® microscopes
- AcuSpot 712-Z micromanipulator
For Carl Zeiss microscopes with a large (65 mm) objective lens or Varioskop™ (variable working distance). The OPMI Pentero® requires the AcuSpot 712-Z micromanipulator.
OtoScan Ear Aeration System
The OtoScan Ear Aeration system enables Laser-Assisted Myringotomy to be performed using local anesthesia outside the operating room. Myringotomy is often accomplished with a single scan in a fraction of a second.
The surgeon has unfettered visualization because the ergonomic handpiece combines optics for the CO2 laser, light fibers and a single-CCD video camera. A number of adult, child and infant sized ear speculums are equipped with the system.
The OtoScan system operates with Lumenis CO2 lasers equipped with SurgiTouch software and scanner.
- UltraPulse SurgiTouch Surgical CO2 Laser
- AcuPulse SurgiTouch Surgical CO2 Lasers
- Sharplan 30C and 40C CO2 Lasers equipped with 780 Flashscanner
Nasal & Laryngeal Probes
The Lumenis Nasal and Laryngeal Probes provide convenience and ease of use in the narrow and elongated nasal cavity and distant laryngeal spaces. They are designed for use with freebeam surgical CO2 laser models from Lumenis: UltraPulse, AcuPulse and Sharplan 30/40C. Probe configurations feature the following:
- Straight and curved tips
- With and without smoke evacuation channels
- Open tips for straight-ahead firing and 90° right- or left-side mirrors for side firing
Oral Pharyngeal & Nasal (OPN) Delivery System
The Oral Pharyngeal and Nasal Handpiece Set features a handpiece with lens system for continuously variable spot size. A variety of tips are included to facilitate surgery in the oral cavity, nasal cavity and pharynx. Although this device can be used alone, the greatest precision can be achieved when the Oral Pharyngeal Nasal Handpiece is used in conjunction with the SurgiTouch scanner.
This set is designed for use with Lumenis free-beam surgical CO2 laser models that direct the laser energy through an articulated arm: UltraPulse, AcuPulse and Sharplan 30C/40C models.