convergent laser t1470 protouch

convergent laser t1470 protouch

Portable diode laser system for Renal & Ureteral Tumors, ENT and other soft tissue applications.

T-1470 LiteTouch In Action

Occluded Airway Revision Surgery by Dr. Joseph R. Spiegel, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Pulmonary Surgery by Dr. George A. Eapen, M.D.

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Renal & Ureteral Tumors

A Versatile Laser For Most Soft Tissue Indications

The LiteTouch is designed for treating Renal Tumors, Ureteral Tumors, ENT and other soft tissue indications. Similar to the ProTouch, its 1470 nm wavelength is highly absorbed by both water and hemoglobin making it ideal for ablating soft tissue. As the laser energy ablates tissue, it simultaneously seals off the blood vessels to minimize bleeding, which provides a clean and clear operating field of view.

Indications

urology

Urology

Excision, vaporization, incision, coagulation, ablation of tissues with excellent hemostasis.
Examples include:

  • Vaporization of uretheral tumors
  • Release of urethral stricture
  • Removal of bladder neck obstruction
  • Excision and vaporization of condyloma
  • Lesions of external genitalia

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Ear, Nose and Throat and Oral Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Hemostasis, incision, excision, ablation, coagulation and vaporization of tissue from the ear, nose, throat and adjacent areas including soft tissue in the oral cavity.
Examples include:

  • Removal of benign lesions from the ear, nose and throat, e.g. turbinectomy
  • Excision and vaporization of vocal cord nodules &am; polyps, e.g. tonselectomy, uvelaplasty
  • Incision and excision of carcinoma in situ, e.g. bronchoscopy
  • Ablation and vaporization of hyperkeratosis
  • Excision and vaporization of herpes simplex I and II
  • Neck Dissection

pre-post-operative

Pulmonary Surgery

Hemostasis, vaporization, coagulation, incision, excision and ablation of soft tissue in the pulmonary system.
Examples include:

  • Tracheobronchial malignancy or stricture
  • Benign and malignant pulmonary obstruction
  • Endoscopic pulmonary applications

gynecology

Gynecology

Ablation, excision, incision, coagulation, hemostasis and vaporization of gynechological tissue.
Examples include:

  • Endometrial ablation
  • Excision or vaporization of condylomata acuminata
  • Vaporization of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • Cervical conization
  • Menorrhagia

Features and Benefits

T-1470 LiteTouch Absorption
T-1470 LiteTouch Absorption

1470 nm wavelength is the optimum laser wavelength for soft tissues. It has a high water absorption coefficient similar to the holmium wavelength and is readily absorbed by oxyhemoglobin allowing for low-char hemostatic tissue removal.

Fiber Tip Protection
Fiber Tip Protection

Fiber tip protection system allows the surgeon to work in contact mode without damaging the fiber tip. With KTP lasers, the surgeon has to position the fiber tip 2-3 mm from the tissue surface to avoid overheating the fiber tip.

Top Hat Waveform
Fast-Rise-Time Top Hat Waveform

Top-hat waveform delivers 20% more effective power compared to typical Gaussian waveform lasers. At 25 W setting in contact mode, the T-1470 LiteTouch removes tissue twice as fast as an equivalent-powered CO2 laser.

litetouch fiber optic accessories
Fiber-Optic Accessories

Convergent 200 micron and 400 micron fiber delivery systems for the T-1470 LiteTouch can deliver high peak power to ablate all types of soft tissues.

Specifications

Laser Type Solid-state diode
Wavelength 1470 nm
Modes Continuous Wave, Pulse, SuperPulse
Maximum Average Power 25 W
Visible Aiming Beam 635 nm (red), 5 mW max, user adjustable
Cooling System Thermoelectric (no water required)
Operating Temperature 55-85 °F (13-30 °C)
Electrical Requirements 115/230 VAC, 15 A, single-phase
Dimensions 12"W (30.5 cm) x 18.5"L (47.0 cm), 9"H (22.9 cm)
Weight 30 lbs (14 kg)
Safety Compliance UL/CSA 2601, EN 60601-1, IEC 60601-2-22, IEC 60825-1, EN 60601-1-2 (EMC), IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition
Warranty One year, parts and labor

Features and specifications subject to change without prior notice.

Clinical Feedback

joseph r spiegel md

Joseph R. Spiegel, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor
Co-Director, Voice and Swallowing Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

"I would recommend replacing the CO2 surgical laser with the T-1470 LiteTouch diode laser as it proves to be an excellent tool for surgeons to ablate with more precision and control."

george a eapen md

George A. Eapen, M.D.
Professor
Chief Section
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Interventional Pulmonary
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

"The LiteTouch laser is a unique laser which offers efficient coagulation with minimum thermal damage. It provides high precision and superb control during airway resection procedures with minimal bleeding."

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q Why should I buy the T-1470 LiteTouch over the competition's product?

A The T-1470 LiteTouch uses the latest diode laser technology to deliver a more efficient laser at a very competitive price. Convergent has been a market leader in lithotripsy laser systems since 1995; we have proven our capability to design, manufacture, and support our laser systems.


Q What features set the T-1470 LiteTouch apart from its competition?

A The T-1470 LiteTouch offers compact and efficient design, ease-of-use, top-quality fiber-optics, and proven reliability. In addition, built-in temperature control reduces fiber damage due to overheating at the tissue interface.


Q I'm under the impression that lasers are difficult and expensive to maintain. How reliable is the T-1470 LiteTouch laser?

A The T-1470 LiteTouch was designed for reliability and serviceability. Under normal operating conditions, the laser should last many years with minimal service needs. However, we do recommend a preventive maintenance check-up at 6-12 month intervals depending on the operating environment and frequency of use.


Q If I'm planning to use the T-1470 LiteTouch in an office-based environment, do I need any special personnel to operate and maintain the T-1470 LiteTouch? What if the laser system stops working?

A Convergent provides in-service training with each new T-1470 LiteTouch laser system purchase. The in-service training is designed to provide adequate information to each participant. After completion of the training program, each participant will be familiar with basic troubleshooting procedures and be able to comfortably operate the laser system. Additionally, the T-1470 LiteTouch performs self-diagnostics and will inform the operator when it detects any condition that is out of the ordinary. The T-1470 LiteTouch comes with a one-year parts and labor warranty. Extended warranties are available.


Q Is the T-1470 LiteTouch available for sale outside of the U.S.?

A Please contact our sales department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Q Do I need any special electrical utilities to operate the T-1470 LiteTouch laser?

A The T-1470 LiteTouch can operate from a U.S. standard 115 - 230 VAC at 50/60Hz.

Reference Articles

Reference Articles

Betz, C.S., Havel, M., Janda, P., Leunig A., Sroka, R.
Coagulative and ablative characteristics of a novel diode laser system (1470nm) for endonasal applications.
Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6842, 68421Z, (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763955.
[icon external link proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=817389]

Anusionwu, I. (Baltimore, MD); Rodriguez, R.
Management of upper urinary tract urothelial tumor with ureteroscopic 1470nm Super pulsed diode laser.
[icon external link auanet.org/university/abstract_detail.cfm?id=V407&meetingID=12ATL]

Sroka, R., Pongratz, T., Havel, M., Englert, E., Kremser, T., Betz, C., Leunig, A..
Comparison of 1470nm diode laser vs C02-laser laser for Tonsillotomy and a Clinical Feasability Trial on the use of 1940nm in ENT.
Proc. SPIE 8565, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IX, 85652O (March 8, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2007497.
[icon external link proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1662851]

Products & Services

Odyssey 30

The Odyssey is the ideal laser system for endourologists. The laser's 2100 nm infrared output can disintegrate stones and ablate tissue with minimal lateral tissue damage. An endourologist can choose from a wide range of fiber sizes to operate throughout the urinary tract. Larger core fibers can be used with rigid endoscopes to reach the ureter and the bladder. Smaller core fibers can be used with flexible ureteroscopes to reach the lower pole of the kidney.

T-1470 ProTouch

The ProTouch is the first 1470 nm laser system designed specifically for treating BPH. Its 1470 nm wavelength is highly absorbed by both water and hemoglobin making it ideal for ablating soft tissue. As the laser energy ablates tissue, it simultaneously seals off the blood vessels to minimize bleeding. In contrast to KTP lasers, the ProTouch's patented fiber tip protection system allows the surgeon to operate in contact mode, which provides the tactile feel of a scalpel or electrode loop without destroying the fiber.

T-1470 LiteTouch

The T-1470 LiteTouch is a portable diode laser system for ENT and aesthetic applications including nasal and laryngeal polyps, endoscopic sinus surgery, papillomatosis, and lipolysis. Its 1470 nm wavelength is highly absorbed by both water and hemoglobin making it ideal for ablating soft tissue. As the laser energy ablates tissue, it simultaneously seals off the blood vessels to minimize bleeding.

Fibers

Convergent has been a leading provider of high quality holmium laser fibers since 1994. All our fiberoptic delivery systems use the most durable, flexible fibers available.

Contact

Convergent Laser Technologies
1660 South Loop Road
Alameda, CA 94502

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