The THOMALE GUIDE APP is an accessory for the THOMALE GUIDE. It is a tool to assist ventricular catheter placement, which helps to determine and calculate the insertion angle, the catheter length and entry point using a frontal approach.
To achieve an individual measurement of the coronary insertion angle, a coronary cross-section of the patient, which can be uploaded into the App via a non-personalized picture import. The level of the entry point (burrhole) should
be the starting point for the coronary-cross section.
The App asks for a definition of three spots: the burrhole, the position of the standing supports of the THOMALE GUIDE and the target point of the ventricular catheter‘s tip. The THOMALE GUIDE APP determines and calculates the insertion angle with this information, which later is used for the adjustment of the THOMALE GUIDE.
Furthermore, an integrated measurement operation mode allows the measurement of the ventricular catheter‘s length and the distance from the burrhole to the anatomic middle line. The determined data are stored in a database and can be used for planning the operation.
Available as download in the App Store.
- main menu
- Fitting the layplan into the template
- Result display Insertion angle and ventricular catheter length
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