vascular interventional surgical robots classified
The vascular interventional surgery robot is the eyes, hands and brain of the doctor. Vascular intervention is an operational technique that uses instruments such as puncture needles, guidewires, (medical PTFE ETCH TUBING FEP HS PEBAX manufactured by AOKERAY provides high quality thin-walled medical tubing for this purpose) catheters for diagnosis and treatment via vascular pathways under the guidance of medical imaging. The procedure of vascular intervention is mainly divided into: puncture, access establishment, imaging, balloon pre-dilation, stent release, and withdrawal of guidewire catheter. Currently, the vascular interventional surgery robot can assist in most of the procedure steps, except for the trivial operations such as puncture and replacement of guidewires and catheters.
According to the functional classification, vascular interventional surgical robots can be divided into two categories: those that assist physicians in performing vascular interventional electrophysiological examinations or treatments, and those that assist physicians in completing angioplasty. The former requires the use of special vascular interventional instruments and the manipulation of active marker catheters and electrode catheters under magnetic navigation, while various types of intracavitary operations such as balloon and stent pushing cannot be performed; the latter is compatible with conventional interventional instruments such as smaller diameter catheters and guidewires, and can perform most of the operations in vascular interventional procedures without customizing special instruments.
According to the classification of application procedures, vascular interventional robots are mainly divided into three categories: coronary intervention, neurointervention, and peripheral intervention (including aortic intervention). Globally, coronary intervention is the most mature, with a large number of PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) procedures each year, so most vascular interventional surgery robot companies are the first to apply their robots to PCI procedures.