StarBurst® Xli-enhanced RFA Device

The StarBurst Xli-enhanced RFA electrode offers clinicians the first single placement RFA device designed to create soft tissue ablation sizes of 4-7 cm. It can be used for percutaneous, laparoscopic and intraoperative procedures. This minimally invasive RFA device ensures consistent, sustained target temperatures and enables the precise ablation of predictable volumes of tissue. The StarBurst Xli-enhanced RFA electrode reduces the time required to perform procedures and in many cases, enables patients to resume normal activity within days. 

 

StarBurst Xli-enhanced Semi-Flex RFA Device

The StarBurst Xli-enhanced Semi-Flex RFA electrode is designed specifically for Interventional Radiologists. It is a versatile RFA device that features both rigid (metal) and flexible (polymer) trocar sections. The StarBurst Xli-enhanced Semi-Flex offers all the benefits of the Xli-enhanced rigid device, but with the ability to bend up to 90 degrees in all directions which enables easy entrance through the CT gantry.

 
 

Because Temperature Matters

This minimally invasive RFA device ensures consistent, sustained target temperatures
and enables the precise ablation of predictable volumes of tissue.



Benefits
  • More robust ablations
  • Faster ablation times
  • Scalable, spherical ablations (4-7 cm)
  • Dynamic, real-time temperature readouts
  • Needle track ablation
  • Superb ergonomics and clinician controls
  • Expandable array configuration
  • Infusion-based system increases conductivity of ablation zone
  • Ergonomic one hand design
  • Integrated tubing set allows for easy set up

Specifications
  • Nine arrays plus active trocar tip
  • Four thermocouples
  • Pre-attached disposable main cable
     


Important Risk Information

INDICATION FOR USE: The StarBurst Xli-enhanced Electrosurgical Device is a tool to transmit monopolar radiofrequency energy (provided by the Model 1500X RF Generator). It is indicated for use in percutaneous, laparoscopic, or intraoperative coagulation and ablation of soft tissue including the partial or complete ablation of non-resectable liver lesions and palliation of pain associated with metastatic lesions involving bone in patients who have failed or are not candidates for standard pain therapy. CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician. CONTRAINDICATIONS: None known. WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS: For single use only. Do not bend or kink the trocar or the needles or exert forceful pressure on Device while it is deployed in the tissue; do not attach anything (i.e., clamps, etc.) to the Device, or use metal introducers that do not have insulation; inadvertent patient injury may result. To ensure safe and effective use follow the manufacturer’s directions and recommended practices for the preparation, placement, surveillance, removal and use of the dispersive electrode. To achieve the desired ablation follow the manufacturer’s guidelines of ablation time and temperature. Ensure that the device is placed at least 1 cm away from structures not intended for ablation. In laparoscopic procedures, care must be taken to avoid a gas embolism, and activation of the device when not in contact with target tissue may cause capacitive coupling. In some cases, a liver lesion will only be partially destroyed; the final determination of the success of lesion destruction can only be made by imaging studies following the procedure and during regular long-term follow-up. For ablation of painful bone metastases, do not perform RF ablation in weight-bearing bone with evidence of impending fracture. Pathologic fracture is more prevalent and serious in long bone. Please see package insert for complete list of warnings and precautions. POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS: Published reports on the use of the RFA system indicate low overall complication rates. These include bleeding, abscesses and, in cases involving the treatment of bone tumors, fractures and nerve damage.

Indications, contraindications, warnings and instructions for use can be found in the instructions for use supplied with each device. Observe all instructions prior to use. Failure to do so may result in patient complications.