XACT Robotics has announced plans to present oral and virtual presentations at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA 2021, 28 November–2 December, Chicago, USA and virtual) that showcase clinical findings and case studies from leading radiology centres.
Sebastian Flacke (Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, USA) will present new data from a multicentre study using the XACT ACE robotic system during percutaneous procedures. His presentation, “Feasibility and accuracy of a hands-free robotic system for CT [computed tomography]-guided percutaneous needle insertion and steering,” will be held on 29 November at 3pm CST.
In a second poster presentation, Gerald Grubbs (Sarasota Interventional Radiology (SIR), Sarasota, USA) will highlight recent clinical experience with the XACT ACE robotic system. His presentation, “Real world use of a hands-free robotic system for percutaneous procedures,” will be held virtually. On-demand access can be obtained by registering through the virtual meeting with RSNA.
RSNA 2021 will also serve as the venue where, for the first time, the company will introduce ACE Xtend, which enables remote activation of the XACT ACE robotic system for CT-guided percutaneous procedures. According to a press release from XACT Robotics, the system’s new capabilities will allow providers to enable precise robotic insertion and non-linear steering of various instruments from outside the procedure room. This, the company claims, will make the procedure more efficient and improve overall safety by reducing the risk of exposure to radiation and other harmful pathogens.
The XACT ACE robotic system features non-linear steering to combine advanced image-based planning and real-time, the company said.
The system received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for use during CT-guided percutaneous procedures, as well as CE mark, and commenced commercialisation in October 2020.
The company will showcase the XACT ACE robotic system, including its new ACE Xtend, at the booth (#1557) throughout the RSNA meeting, and at a virtual product theatre on Monday 29 November at 4pm CST.