Hologic Launches Definity Cervical Dilator to Provide Gentle and Seamless Dilation During Gynecologic Procedures
Physicians can now access a wide variety of uterine cavities effortlessly with innovative SureAccess balloon technology
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“Physicians have been relying on dilation technology that is mostly unchanged from the original cervical dilator invented in 1879,” said
Using SureAccess balloon technology,1 the Definity dilator is designed to eliminate multiple passes and minimize false tracking, reducing injury to the cervix,2, 3 even in patients with complex or challenging cervical anatomy.
“Physicians frequently encounter variable cervical anatomy, which can create risk and increase discomfort for patients and time delay with procedures,” said
The Definity dilator is commercially available in the U.S. and comes in multiple sizes (5 mm, 7 mm and 9 mm) to accommodate a wide variety of procedures. The product was developed in partnership with
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
The Definity™ cervical dilator catheter system is intended to be used whenever cervical softening and dilation is desired. Some examples are: treatment of cervical stenosis, IUD placement and removal, placement of instruments for intrauterine radiotherapy, endometrial biopsy, global endometrial ablation, uterine tissue removal, uterine curettage, diagnostic hysteroscopy, operative hysteroscopy. This device is not intended for use in the induction of labor. Use of the Definity cervical dilator catheter system is contraindicated in patients with: an active genital tract infection such as genital herpes, pelvic structure abnormality that prevents passage of the device, or invasive cervical cancer. This device is also contraindicated for the induction of labor. For detailed benefit and risk information, please consult the Instructions for Use.
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1 Hologic Data on File. VER-09559. Bench test utilizing 2.4mm model.
2 Definity IFU, 2019.
3 As compared to fixed dilators.