25. August 2020

(Deutsch) TIVITA® bei Instagram

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12. August 2020

Successful renewal audit

From 03 – 05.08.2020, two auditors of our Notified Body visited us in Pepelow and – with random checks -put our quality management system according to 13485:2016 through its paces. Thanks to the very good work of our colleagues, the extension audit could be successfully completed with only minor necessary corrections.
We thank all those involved for the successful implementation!

07. July 2020

Soon you will see more!

The summer holidays are already underway and so the holiday season has begun. The employees of Diaspective will use this year’s summer break to intensively push the work on the new products. The development and approval departments in particular have some work ahead of them, which will quickly drive away any thoughts of a quiet and cosy summer. For example, the finalization of the new TIVITA® Camera, which is being optimized for use in the surgical environment, is underway. Of course, the technical work still has to be formulated in terms of regulatory requirements and registered as a product. In addition, the miniaturization of the entire technology, which is in the final stages, will be completed in order to be able to address completely new areas of application. Doctors in the surgical field can look forward to exciting new possibilities here!

We are working diligently and are looking forward to the new products, which will bring us one step closer to our goal of establishing HSI as the standard diagnostic tool in medicine.

05. May 2020

“Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) – a reliable tissue differentiation?”

We are pleased to announce a new important publication from Leipzig under the leadership of Prof. Ines Gockel, which deals with the topic: “Hyperspektral Imaging (HSI) – a reliable tissue differentiation?” and has been published in the Zentralblatt für Chirurgie.
Based on the available literature, the question is discussed whether HSI, which has already been successfully used in visceral surgery to intraoperatively analyse tissue properties, also permits reliable tissue differentiation, which can be evaluated using machine learning procedures/artificial intelligence.
Many thanks to the Leipzig team for this insightful article, which once again shows how much potential HSI technology has to offer.
You can find the article here.

06. April 2020

HSI compared to quantitative fluorescence imaging

Anastomoses in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to severe postoperative complications with increased morbidity and mortality if there is insufficient blood flow and leakage. In order to assess gastrointestinal anastomoses in visceral surgery and thus reduce the risk of insufficiency, fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green (ICG) has been increasingly used in recent years. With the help of this technology, it has been shown that clinical results can be improved. One disadvantage, however, has so far been the lack of quantifiability. In the meantime, there are possibilities of quantitative analysis, which are being used by the IRCAD / IHU in Strasbourg, among others. Now a publication has been published by the very active research group around Michele Diana and Manuel Barberio, which compares quantitative fluorescence imaging (FLER) with our hyperspectral imaging. The results are very promising and indicate that HSI has the best chances to become the preferred technology in operational use.

Thanks to all involved for this great work.

Click here for the publication

29. January 2020

TIVITA® appears once again in the lead topic of a major magazine.

After the lead topic in “The Oncologist”, there will be a second lead topic in January 2020, in which our TIVITA® will be the subject of discussion. An article by the Clinic and Polyclinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Plastic Surgery of the University Medical Center Mainz entitled “Digitalization and approaches of artificial intelligence in microvascular-reconstructive facial surgery” was recently published in “Der Chirurg”.
We are very pleased about the increasing presence of our innovative tissue camera for contactless detection of perfusion disorders in various medical disciplines.
Many thanks to the working group around Dr. Peer Kämmerer for the use of our TIVITA® and for the announcement.

Click here for the article.

23. January 2020

New publication about the increasing importance of intraoperative imaging and visualization released

We are very pleased about the latest publication (managed by the German Cancer Research Center) of Prof. Maier-Hein in Heidelberg, which was published as a lead topic in “The Oncologist”.

It deals with the growing importance of computer assistance during surgical procedures and especially with intraoperative visualization. While the use of intraoperative visualization was previously mostly limited to preoperative planning, it is now increasingly used for intraoperative decision-making and support with the aim of improving precision and thus the results. Above all, real-time intraoperative data acquisition and information processing play a more and more important role. Based on images taken with our TIVITA®, HSI imaging is very well illustrated in this article.

This shows once again that we are on the right track with our products and we will keep working hard to establish spectral imaging as a standard technology in surgery.
At the same time, more and more studies show that the complication rates during surgery can be significantly reduced by the intraoperative use of perfusion imaging methods.

Click here for the article.

14. January 2020

Our new office building is completed!

At the beginning of the new year we could finally move into our new office building, the “Kegelrobbe”. It is located at Strandstraße 14, right next to the main building “Seehund” and accommodates all administrative staff of Diaspective Vision. We now have a bright and airy meeting room, which can be reached at ground level, and an extra room for Skype conversations.

The emptied rooms on the ground floor of the “Seehund” will be used for our production in the future.
We are very happy that the limited space is a thing of the past and that there is still enough space left for new employees!

Start of the year 2020

First of all, we would like to wish everyone a happy, successful but above all healthy year 2020.
An exciting year lies ahead of us, which seems to be no less turbulent than the past one.
Right at the beginning of 2020, we received the publication “Indocyanine green fluorescence imaging to reduce the risk of anastomotic leakage in laparoscopic low anterior resection for rectal cancer: a propensity score-matched cohort study” by Jun Watanabe, which shows in more than 500 patients that the rate of insufficiency is reduced by at least half when the ideal border zone is determined with ICG.

This prompts us to once again point out the great work done in Leipzig around Professor Gockel.
Among other things, a comparative study of ICG and HSI is currently being carried out, in which both technologies are to be used to demonstrate the usefulness of objective boundary zone definition. Already in previous publications it could be proven that HSI is able to do so ( for example in: Jansen-Winkeln B, Holfert N, Köhler H., Chalopin C, Gockel I (2019): Determining the ideal anastomosis position by hyperspectral imaging. In: Journal of Gastroenterology 2019; 57(09): p. 219; DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695193).

Prof. Gockel also organizes an annual surgical workshop on the topic of “Hyperspectral Imaging in Visceral Surgery”. This year the event will take place on 15.05.2020 at the University Hospital Leipzig. We kindly invite you to participate. Please find the flyer of the event >here.

All the best for the new year!
Be Diaspectivisionary and have a good time!

14. October 2019

Augmented HSI presented and awarded

A novel approach for HSI in medicine has been presented at the 27th “International EAES Congress” in Sevilla-Spain. The technology called “augmented hyperspectral imaging” (AHSI) combines the false-color images of the TIVITA with the use of additional dyes to generate even more information of the tissue.
In “Augmented Hyperspectral Imaging: A modified technology for the evaluation of tissue perfusion and integrity”
the Alexander Studier-Fischer and his team presented their technology and evaluation methods.
“Visualization of induced reversible and persistent jejunal ischemia through hyperspectral imaging” showed the resukts of AHSI in a porcine model to visualize jejunal ishemia. They also compared the outcome of AHSI to regular investigation by eye and also to ICG fluorescence imaging.
The latter one has been awarded as one of the best presentations of the “Gerhard Buess Technology Award Session”. We kindly congratulate Mr. Alexander-Fischer on this great work.