Detection System of Surgical Sponges during Surgery

Detection System of Surgical Sponges during Surgery

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Medical tags

Clinical need
Support to surgery
General surgery
Other supporting equipment
Project keywords
Surgery, Detection, RFID technology
Device classification

Project description

Retained surgical bodies (RSB) are any foreign tools left in the patient after the operation. Generally, for this reason, a further procedure is necessary. The presence of RSB may manifest immediately after the operation or after weeks, months or even years. Reinterventions reach 35% mortality, in addition to significant medical and legal costs. Nowadays, the equipment is arranged in such a way so as to recreate a safe environment for both the patient and the physicians, even if this can not prevent human errors. . This device is a new low-cost system able to detect the presence of any surgical sponge to prevent all the consequences of the presence of a foreign body inside the patient. The system is able to work only if the sponge is ad hoc equipped with radio frequency system.