This is some very innovative use with touchscreen monitors. The technician just has to touch the stone and the device does the rest and positions the stone, and you get both X-ray and Ultrasound images are displayed in real-time. Next, choose the pressure and frequency settings to attack and fragment the stone.
Shockwaves are sent using their patented Electroconductive technology. The robotic stone breaking device has already earned the European CE Mark as well. The use of the touch screen further demonstrates how are are continuing to change the ways we interact with computers, whether they are desktops, mobile units or a part of medical diagnostic equipment/devices. I have used a touch screen tablet PC myself for years and I really like the additional capabilities of not having to use a mouse too. BD
Sonolith® i-sys Electroconductive Shock-wave Lithotripter
Ideal for public or private centers with moderate to high patient load
Fully integrated and transportable
Exclusive intuitive localization system “Stone Locking System” for a unique robotization level
Clinical versatility for ESWL and endourology procedures
French medical device maker EDAP TMS SA said Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an ultrasound device that dissolves kidney stones.
EDAP's Sonolith I-Sys robotized device combines ultrasound and X-ray systems to treat urinary stones.