First in Jilin, Leader in China | Department of Cardiology of China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University Applied New Dielectric Imaging Technology to Complete Radiofrequency Ablation
On December 20th, the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University completed the first intracardiac three-dimensional radiofrequency ablation surgery based on dielectric imaging in Jilin Province. This procedure adopted the latest electrophysiological three-dimensional mapping system, which is not interfered by factors such as metal in the catheter lab or patient displacement. It has become one of the few medical institutions in China that have applied this technology.
Break through traditional limitations and solve difficulties perfectly
Three-dimensional radiofrequency ablation was introduced into China more than ten years ago. At present, the technologies used in various platforms have become relatively mature, but there are still limitations, including insufficient model accuracy, limited anti-interference ability, demand for technicians to modify three-dimensional images, expensive consumables and low compatibility between different systems. This new platform based on dielectric imaging technology perfectly solves all these issues. The system has unique advantages - the procedure is not interfered by metal in the catheter lab or patient displacement; the intraoperative three-dimensional model can present an accurate anatomical model without any modification performed by technicians. In addition, the newly invented panorama of the cardiac cavity is also an innovative display function.
Product compatibility is another highlight of the platform
Another highlight of the platform is that it is compatible with most catheter products on the market, covering both imported and domestic products. Compared to ordinary domestic catheters, dielectric technology has empowered this platform with the pressure display function, and its accuracy comparable to imported catheters with higher prices. In addition, the platform is compatible with 3D radiation-free cryoablation of atrial fibrillation and 3D radiation-free pacemaker implantation. The PANO function provides a good display of the real anatomy, so as to guide the ablation. As a result, it brings new ideas to cases with anatomical variation and difficult ablation.
Zero radiation and low cost can reduce burden of patients effectively
This surgery was performed under the guidance of Deputy Director He Yuquan. Yang Hongliang, Sun Huan, Si Daoyuan and other core members of the electrophysiology team used KODEX-EPD dielectric imaging mapping system for modeling, mapping and ablation. After RA imaging by the quadrupole mapping catheter, KODEX System accurately and clearly displayed the cavity structures (SVC, IVC, CSO, HIS, CTI, etc.) via non-contact imaging.
The whole process is zero-ray, which effectively reduces the ray damage. The popularization of this technology will significantly reduce patients’ surgery cost and ease their burden.
“Seize the day and night; live up to the youth and move forward.” The Department of Cardiology of our hospital has continuously achieved innovations in the field of arrhythmia and developed a number of new technologies. In the future, we will continue to carry out bold exploration and fight hard for the public’s well-being.