Nine surgeons at three pediatric hospitals in the U.S. have performed 25 cases with the nView s1 imaging system, designed for safer and faster surgical procedures.
Shannon Kelly, MD, associate chief of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., used the nView s1 for spinal implant verification in five cases.
"We can look at 3D images instantaneously during a procedure, which could potentially improve patient care and outcomes," Dr. Kelly said in a March 15 news release.
The first 25 cases performed with the device related to pediatric spinal deformity, microdiscectomy and extremity procedures.
The device is cleared as a fluoroscopic and tomographic imaging system for adult and pediatric populations, according to nView Medical, developer of the system. It can be used intraoperatively to visualize the surgery and at the end of the procedure to confirm the quality of the surgery.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas were the other pilot sites for nView s1.