By Xinyi Li, EDITOR
“We are proud that Chongqing made ultrasound surgery technolgy goes global, we export to 25 countries and regions, and have over 2300 end-users in the world.” Wang Zhibiao, the chairman of the Haifu Medical Technology Co., Ltd. (Haifu Medical Technology), talked about the company’s digitalization and intelligence in medical region at Smart China Expo in Chongqing, August 24 . “Today, I am here to present to you the new generation of Haifu knife®, Model JC200D1 Focused Ultrasound Tumor Therapeutic System, which has been applied to clinical research and development of our company.” He said, “This new system makes focused ultrasound surgery smarter, safer, more accurate and more efficient.”
Modern medicine has gone through the development from open surgery, through endoscopic surgery, and to focused ultrasound surgery finally. Focused ultrasound surgery has subverted the concept and experience of traditional surgery and promote the medical civilization and humanity. Under the guiding concept of minimally-invasive and non-invasive medicine, human beings have entered the age of non-invasive treatment from the minimally-invasive treatment.
In 1997, the first Focused Ultrasound Tumor Therapeutic System was developed in Chongqing, China and was certified by CFDA in 1999, which was for tumors referred to as “Haifu knife®” in the world. This serves as the achievement of China’s original innovation and the pride of the Chinese people.
The focused ultrasound therapeutic systems for tumors of Chongqing Haifu Medical Technology are available for the treatment of the following clinical indications: uterine benign diseases such as uterine fibroids and adenomyosis, and solid tumors such as liver tumors, soft tissue tumors, bone tumors, breast cancer and breast fibroadenoma. It is no need of sterilization, no need of sterile operating rooms and the patient also does not need to undertake general anesthesia but to be given certain sedation analgesia only, keeping in sober state during the whole operation. The patient can even chat with doctors to make the response of the treatment, and if doctors judge that the patient is in good condition and even allow the patient to watch movies, listen to slow music or surf the Internet during the operation.
The real-time image of B-mode ultrasound and the nuclear magnetic image were combined for real-time monitoring. The real-time feedback indicates the treatment progress while the nuclear magnetic image clearly shows the anatomical structure of organs and lesions. Doctors can recognize images of the treatment, including the boundary between tumor edges and normal tissue, making the treatment or surgery safer and more accurate.
Otherwise, the intelligent treatment system is able to identify tumor lesions and tissue organ images, as well as complete 3D reconstruction of lesions, tissues and organs through scanning tumor lesions automatically, delineating tumor boundaries, and registering images automatically. To enhance treatment efficiency and accomplish one-off tumor-removing, the system can also automatically make the hierarchical treatment plan and intelligent distribution of treatment dose.
Furthermore, the global telemedicine service center established in the national engineering research center of ultrasound medical treatment, which connected in real time with the global HIFU Center and can realize the collection of treatment information in data. Through big data analysis, surgeons around the world can share their treatment experience. The engineer will monitor the equipment operation remotely and timely to ensure the stable and efficient operation of the equipment thus making the surgery procedure safer and more efficient.
The Chongqing Haifu Medical Technology Co., Ltd. Indicated that 25 enterprises from 18 provinces in China will establish strategic cooperative relations with Haifu and sign strategic agreements of business partners. These enterprises will jointly promote Haifu’s focused ultrasound surgery industry and benefit local patients in their provinces. The cooperation is expected to bring a direct economic value of RMB 2 billion in Haifu’s focused ultrasound surgery industry to Haifu in three to five years.
“Treatment makes patients suffer less” Wang Zhibiao said that Chongqing Haifu believes that, and treatment is also an important way to make medicine embody humanistic care through focused ultrasound non-invasive treatment.