Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Marketplace Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook

Medtronic Launches Laser Ablation System in European Market

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email
Medtronic PLC announced the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark and European launch of the Visualase MRI-guided laser ablation system. The Visualase system provides advanced MRI-guided laser ablation technology and can be used in neurosurgery procedures.

With the Visualase system, laser energy is delivered to the target area using an applicator. As light is delivered through the applicator, temperatures in the target area begin to rise, destroying the unwanted soft tissue

The Visualase procedures are guided by MRI images and provide precise and controlled ablation. Because of the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, patients typically go home the next day.

The Visualase system received FDA clearance in the U.S. in July 2007 to necrotize or coagulate soft tissue. Medtronic is currently involved in a pivotal SLATE (stereotactic laser ablation for temporal lobe epilepsy) study in the U.S. to support an expanded FDA indication for the treatment of epilepsy in patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form of partial or localization related epilepsy.

Medtronic is a developer of medical technology, services, and solutions for the health industry.

May/Jun 2018
laser ablation
The removal of material from a surface by high intensity pulsed or CW laser radiation emission.
Businessmedicinelaserslaser ablationBiophotonicsEuropeMedtronicCEVisualaseRapidScan

back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2023 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, [email protected]

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x Subscribe to BioPhotonics magazine - FREE!
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.