December 19, 2007 - Novadaq Technologies is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan North American Medical Imaging Product of the Year award for its SPY Intra-operative Imaging System, reportedly the first and only fluorescent imaging system cleared by the FDA that enables cardiac surgeons to visually assess bypass graft functionality during coronary artery bypass procedures.
SPY combines a fluorescent imaging agent, a sophisticated laser light source and high-speed imaging to produce real-time images during the course of surgery in the operating room. The use of SPY has been shown in independent clinical studies reported in peer reviewed literature to reduce complications, improve patient outcomes and reduce the incidence of repeat cardiac procedures.
The technology is also cleared for use in plastic and reconstructive micro-surgery, and is being evaluated for its potential in organ transplantation, pediatric surgical and urological procedures.
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