ASSIST: FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER

FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER: Liver embolization, simplified


Liver cancer treatment can be difficult because of the complex vascular structure of this vital organ. Imagine the challenge for an interventional oncologist who has to find the right tumor-feeding vessels to embolize. FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER provides a high sensitivity in detecting liver tumor feeding vessels. It improves the sensitivity of tumor-feeding vessels identification to reachup to 97-percent123.

FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER IMPROVES SENSITIVITY OF TUMOR-FEEDING VESSELS IDENTIFICATION TO REACH UP TO 97%

AFTER MORE THAN FOUR YEARS OF CLINICAL USE, THIS APPLICATION HAS DEMONSTRATED ITS ABILITY TO DELIVER A HIGH SENSITIVITY, WITH FEWER NUMBERS OF DSA, AND AN INCREASE IN INTER-OPERATOR AGREEMENT FOR IDENTIFICATION OF FEEDING VESSELS.

FlightPlan for Liver improves the sensitivity of tumor-feeding vessels identification versus the use of either DSA or CBCT alone, to reach up to 97 %.

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Reader agreement for identification of liver tumor feeding vessels using FlightPlan for Liver was significantly higher than for either DSA or CBCT alone.

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The mean number of DSA and the procedural time for a single TACE session are significantly less with FlightPlan for Liver than without it.

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TRANS-ARTERIAL CHEMOEMBOLIZATION THERAPY

To deliver therapeutic material to tumors during trans-arterial chemoembolization therapy, it is essential to identify the liver vessels accurately. But the liver’s complex vasculature can make precise identification of tumor-feeding vessels in 2D and 3D images a challenge, often requiring significant time, radiation, and contrast media.

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FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER, an ASSIST brand has demonstrated its ability to deliver a high sensitivity with fewer DSA in identifying tumor-feeding vessels. It automatically highlights vessels traveling to the tumor's vicinity through an intuitive 3-step workflow.

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With a single-click fusion imaging between the live fluoroscopic image and the vessels highlighted, FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER, an ASSIST brand facilitates catheter selection and guidance in complex vascular anatomies for a higher selectivity in liver embolization procedures.

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The support provided by FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER, an ASSIST brand during the planning and guidance steps helps to easier control the outcome of the procedure.

Publications

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Scientific publication

Clinical utility and limitations of tumor-feeder detection software for liver cancer embolization

Jin Iwazawa et al.

Eur J Radiol. 2013 Oct;82(10):1665-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2013.05.006. Epub 2013 Jun 3.
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Scientific publication

Computed Analysis of Three-Dimensional Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Angiography for Determination of Tumor-Feeding Vessels During Chemoembolization of Liver Tumor: A Pilot Study

F. Deschamps et al.

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2010) 33: 1235. doi:10.1007/s00270-010-9846-6
The above FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER performance aspects reflect the results of four published journal articles1234 that used the FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER software or its prototype5.

  1. Computed Analysis of Three-Dimensional Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Angiography for Determination of Tumor-Feeding Vessels During Chemoembolization of Liver Tumor: A Pilot Study – Deschamps et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2010.
  2. Tracking Navigation Imaging of Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Using Three-Dimensional Cone-Beam CT Angiography – Minami et al. Liver Cancer. 2014.
  3. Clinical utility and limitations of tumor-feeder detection software for liver cancer embolization. Iwazawa et al. European Journal of Radiology. 2013.
  4. Comparison of the Number of Image Acquisitions and Procedural Time Required for Transarterial Chemoembolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with and without Tumor-Feeder Detection Software – Iwazawa et al. Radiology Research and Practice. 2013.
  5. The results of these published studies do not necessarily represent individual performance of FLIGHTPLAN FOR LIVER.