Frequently asked questions

We're always happy to discuss the features and advantages of the Sirius Pintuition system with you. You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

System general

What is the Sirius Pintuition system?

Sirius Pintuition is a surgical localization technology under investigation for the treatment of non-palpable breast cancer and other soft-tissue tumor types.  

What are the main advantages of Sirius Pintuition?

Sirius Pintuition is a radioactive-free, wire-free surgical localization system. Our system has intuitive and directional, millimeter-accurate detection with a range of 50mm. Our probe is fully reusable and compatible with conventional surgical tools. Sirius Pintuition is an affordable solution that can improve the productivity of tissue sparing surgeries.

Where can I get instructions for using the Sirius Pintuition system?

The instructions for use will be available from our support page once the system is commercially launched.

Where can I find detailed information about the Sirius Pintuition system?

Technical specifications are part of the instructions for use, which will be available from our support page after commercial launch. If you would like to receive more information in advance, please let us know and we’ll be in touch.  

Where can I try out the Sirius Pintuition system?

You can experience our system at one of the upcoming events for surgical breast cancer treatment.  Besides our booth, we will be hosting a demonstration station where you can try out Sirius Pintuition. If you want to sign up for a personal web demo, please click here or leave your contact details. Keep an eye on our news section for additional events!

I’m interested, how can I get more information?

We’re happy to hear you are interested in Sirius Pintuition. Please leave your contact details and we’ll be in touch.

System feasibility

What can you tell me about the chance of seed migration?

Smaller, radioactive iodine seeds have been shown not to migrate[1] and similar sized magnetic markers have been shown to have negligible migration (<0.1mm) as well[2]. Please note that the device is currently under further investigation.

[1] Alderliesten T, Loo CE, Pengel KE, Rutgers EJT, Gilhuijs KGA, Vrancken Peeters MTFDJTFD. Radioactive seed localization of breast lesions: an adequate localization method without seed migration. Breast J [Internet]. United States; 2011; 17: 594–601. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21906208

[2] Schermers B, van der Hage JA, Loo CE, Vrancken Peeters MTFD, Winter-Warnars HAO, van Duijnhoven F, et al. Feasibility of magnetic marker localisation for non-palpable breast cancer. Breast [Internet]. Elsevier Ltd; 2017; 33: 50–56. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2017.03.003

What can you tell me about MRI conditions?

The Pintuition Seed is conditionally safe for scanning MRI systems, but will lead to image artefacts. At the time of commercialization, we will provide specific instructions for use supplied with the Pintuition Seed, for the specific scanning conditions. Our needle is not MRI-safe, so it is not safe to implant the seed under MR guidance.

What can you tell me about visibility?

The Pintuition Seed is visible on the most common imaging modalities, including ultrasound, x-ray/mammography and CT.

Clinical

Where can I find clinical results about clinical studies performed with the Sirius Pintuition system?

We are currently conducting a clinical study.  We are expecting to share the first results with you soon. If you would like to receive an update about our clinical trial results, please leave your email address at our contact page.

Ordering

Can I order a Sirius Pintuition System?

The Sirius Pintuition System is not for sale and is currently an investigational device only.  We are able to contact you and give more information about the system in an web call. Please book a demo or leave your details at our contact page and we’ll be in touch.

If you want to try out our system and experience how it works, you can visit us at one of our upcoming events. Keep an eye on our news section for additional events!

When can I place a pre-order?

Orders and deliveries are only possible once we are available for commercial release. This also depends on the declarations of conformity for products in your region. We will shortly confirm the countries where we intend to release our system, as well as whether you can pre-order. To find out whether your country is included, please speak to our sales team by setting up a web call on our contact page.

What is the price of the Sirius Pintuition system?

At Sirius Medical, we are committed to keeping the healthcare system in balance by offering an affordable solution. If you’re interested in Sirius Pintuition, we’d be more than happy to discuss with you our value efforts and the possibility of building a business case for your specific situation. Please leave your contact details and we’ll be in touch.

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