thermal spread

thermal spread

The dissemination of heat to neighboring tissues from the tissue to which it has been applied. Thermal spread is a variable that may complicate electrosurgery, laser surgery, or radiofrequency ablation.
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Minimal thermal spread: the proprietary offset electrode configuration in each device was designed to minimise thermal spread.
THUNDERBEAT is the world's only platform that combines advanced bipolar and ultrasonic energies into a single multi-functional hand instrument allowing surgeons to simultaneously seal and cut vessels up to and including 7 mm in size with minimal thermal spread.
Using temperature control technology not available in any other bipolar device today, ENSEAL(R) devices offer minimal thermal spread for simultaneously sealing and transecting large vessels up to and including 7 mm and tissue bundles.
ENSEAL([R]) G2 Articulating builds on the unique benefits of the ENSEAL([R]) portfolio, which is designed for superior tissue sealing by providing uniform compression, controlling temperature and minimizing thermal spread.
THUNDERBEAT is the world's only surgical device that combines advanced bipolar and ultrasonic energies into a single multi-functional hand instrument allowing surgeons to simultaneously seal and cut vessels up to and including 7 mm in size with minimal thermal spread.
Designed for precise cutting, coagulation and ablation of tissue, PlasmaJet offers surgeons an effective solution to treat structures carefully, especially when tissue preservation and reduction of thermal spread are essential for the patient.
The entire ENSEAL G2 Tissue Sealer line is designed for superior tissue sealing by providing uniform compression, controlling temperature and minimizing thermal spread.
When working in confined surgical spaces, the proprietary LigaSure device addresses surgeons' needs by offering a low-temperature profile and minimal thermal spread to surrounding tissues.
An independent study by the University of Michigan found that the use of the VirtuoSaph EVH system resulted in zero thermal spread in a large number of vessel samples(1).
This enables the HARMONIC ACE([R])+ Shears to exhibit 23% less thermal spread while delivering 21% shorter transection times, compared with the current HARMONIC ACE([R]).
The OPTION study will utilize the latest generation VASOVIEW HEMOPRO 2 EVH System, allowing harvesters to achieve zero thermal spread which will further protect conduit quality and improve clinical outcomes and patient quality of life.
VascuClear also operates at a low temperature, minimizing thermal spread.