Neurotherm NT2000iX Radiofrequency Generator

Neurotherm NT2000iX Radiofrequency Generator

HOW IS THE NEUROTHERM RF GENERATOR USED IN THE MEDICAL FIELD?

The Neurotherm NT2000iX is a pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) generator that is a therapeutic modality with many potential applications in pain management. The application of PRF is a treatment for many clinical conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic postsurgical pain, cancer pain, hyperhidrosis and facet joint pain requiring ablation of different nerve locations. A variation of conventional continuous radiofrequency (CRF), which has been in use since the mid-1970s, PRF offers the advantage of pain control without the tissue destruction and painful sequelae associated with CRF. The use of a pulsed radiofrequency like the Neurotherm NT2000 is non-neurodestructive and therefore less painful technique.

UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISM OF A RADIOFREQUENCY GENERATOR

Alternating electric current at various voltages is passed through tissue to generate heat. An electrosurgical unit (ESU) consists of a generator and a handpiece with one or more electrodes. Electrosurgical generators can produce a variety of electrical waveforms. As these waveforms change, so do the corresponding tissue effects.

Pulsed radiofrequency is unique in that it provides pain relief without causing significant damage to nervous tissue. Although the mechanism by which PRF controls pain is unclear, it may involve a temperature-independent pathway mediated by a rapidly changing electrical field.

EXAMPLE OF RADIOFREQUENCY

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), also called rhizotomy, is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that uses heat to reduce or stop the transmission of pain. As a result, radiofrequency waves ablate, or “burn,” the nerve that is causing the pain, essentially eliminating the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

In addition to neurotomy, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for destruction of tumor tissue and pain control is widely used for cancer patients. It has been reported that an application of RF to a trigger point in soft tissue results in a good outcome of pain control. Thus, RF is becoming more common as a treatment modality for pain control for various reasons.

NEUROTHERM RF GENERATOR FEATURES

The Abbott Neurotherm NT2000iX RF generator is designed to deliver lesion, pulsed or pulsed dosed treatments to painful nerve sites for chronic pain management. Its fully independent NT20000iX RF amplifiers enable real-time temperature monitoring and reduce the potential for unwanted patient stimulation. Therefore, the system is designed for ease of use and to give you more control during RF ablation procedures.

  • 4 independent lesion capability.
  • Wireless remote functionality.
  • Dedicated Simplicity lll single cable output.
  • Full touch screen operation, and improved interface.
  • Patient & Physician record keeping options.

NT2000iX RF GENERATOR SPECIFICATIONS

  • Four dedicated RF amplifiers for simultaneous RF energy delivery.
  • Independent procedure timers.
  • Responsive stagger start functionality.

CONTROLLED

  • Make fine adjustments with manual stimulation and RF control knobs.
  • Pre-load custom physician settings, patient profiles and site labels to streamline procedures.
  • Thermal lesion, pulsed and pulsed dosed radiofrequency capabilities.

EASY TO USE

  • Work with ease on a 15-inch touch screen with intuitive operator prompts.
  • Perform specialty procedures with preprogrammed, dedicated software algorithms.
  • Simplify with Bluetooth wireless technology for printing and mouse control.

DIMENSIONS

  • Size: 17in (43.18 cm) x 15in (38.1 cm) x 14in (35.56 cm)
  • Weight: 50 lbs (22.68 kg)
  • Touchscreen: 14″ diagonal

FINAL THOUGHT

The emergence of pulsed radiofrequency technology represents a promising step toward treating complicated pain conditions. As the evidence in support of PRF accumulates amongst medical professionals, it is likely that its potential to be applied more broadly will also continue to increase.

10 Comments

  1. I need the Rep for the Cedar Park Texas area…78613 zip code. I need to order 4 long 4 short probes for the Neurotherm Monitor.

    Thanks, Will

  2. Hello,
    I need the RF generator for Thermic lesion of Facet joints. Please send me an offer with alle equipments belonging to this RF
    Best regards

  3. Hi I’m looking for the sales rep for the Soutboro mass 01772 area Reliant Medical Group.
    I need a quote for an item NT-2001X

  4. Hello
    I’m looking for a sales rep, for the NeuroTherm NT2000ix. In phoenix , az Please contact asap!
    Call me @ 480 433 6211

    1. Hello Taylor! We have sent your information over to one of our sales representatives regarding the Neurotherm. They will reach out as soon as possible.

      Thank you for reading our blog and have a great rest of your day!

      Soma Tech Intl

  5. Hello Soma Technology international I recently had an RF ablation of my facet joint the doctor claim he did for at once and I’m sure that’s quite possible but I was and great pain after the procedure so much pain till I had to have morphine soon as I felt the pain has subsided enough I stopped taking the morphine. When I asked the doctor on the next visit what instrument had he used to do this procedure he showed me a NT2000iX.

    I took a photograph of the unit it looks like a touchscreen and my camera shot burning on the screen that’s neither here nor there but you are probably already sending factory trained representatives to help the doctor to learn how to use this equipment I’m sure you’re doing that if you’re not you need to do that or inquire ask a few questions.

    You know it’s amazing how about 25 or 30 years ago I also made 50 ohm radar equipment mostly receivers were my favorite item to build and develop. Although I had to travel a lot find of feels like collect the day and I will say Metrum or Honeywell 101 20 MHz analog tape recorder 16 channels to megahertz bandwidth and flow pulse generators and tech Tronic oscilloscopes. We publish papers on all of the stuff I can give you information on some of it some of it was Air Force some NASA something a guy but I can send you a paper if you’re interested in this but what’s interesting as all of this equipment your equipment the MRI equipment I know MRI physics That is to say the signal is tweaked so that’s the maximum signal between B and RF depends on iT 1 weighted or T2 weighted.

    Before the ever see observatory fill it out I’m just recently we collected tons of data from what used to pay the worlds largest single collector that is before China bought one or built one three times larger.

    But now back to the important part the doctors really need to know how to operate this equipment you can do very harmful damage very painful damage F the temperature goes to high or if the pulse is on for too long.

    I also know that you rent this equipment and it should be a requirement to know what the doctors credentials are before this equipment is left out or rent it out to him or her.

    But it’s just so bloody amazing that radio frequency telescopes MRI physics RFI ablation post RF ablation all of these things are so similar till it truly blows my mind the only one I have trouble with is somebody working on a person and putting too much power into the façade joints or just not knowing what’s going on so I really appreciate and I know you don’t have manpower to do it but someone needs to make sure these doctors know how to use this equipment because what the doctor told me was scary it looks like you have a BNC connector for force Vegas and therefore outlets I know there’s probably thermal couples in resistive measurement I have to look at your manual truly say this is a little premature but anyway there’s my two cents have a good day

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