EVLTraining

Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT, ELT) is a minimally invasive ultrasound-guided technique used for treating varicose veins using laser energy commonly performed by an interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon. Endovenous laser treatment is a treatment for varicose veins in which an optical fiber is inserted into the vein to be treated, and laser light, normally in the infrared portion of the spectrum, is shone into the interior of the vein. This causes the vein to contract, and the optical fiber is slowly withdrawn. This apps trains the surgeon to deploy the right amount of energy in surgery, avoiding bruising, nerve injury, cellulitis and deep venous thrombosis. It calculates the linear endovenous energy dose (LEED), pull speed, distance, energy and everything necessary to do a good surgery. It also have a published paper reader over this subject.

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It was cited in the following paper:

Mueller, Richard L, Bridget Mueller, and Jacqueline Mueller. "Digital Metronomes and Metric Devices for Venous Ablation Procedures." Journal for Vascular Ultrasound 37, no. 3 (2013): 142-144.    

"The EVLTraining iPhone app (Figure 4) by Amato Software costs $5. Visual signals are included; the de- vice is intended for practice (can be used live), with spa- tial and temporal dimensions, whereby the moving fiber is placed over the screen. This is a dedicated, unique phlebologic app and the only one displaying LEED, total energy, pullback rate (given as cm/sec), treatment length, and total time, all in real time and allowing corroboration of console calculations; select power, then monitor other parameters, which for the first version are continuous variables. It includes phlebology abstracts...  Only the EVLTraining app measures treatment lengths. "

 

EVLTraining: mobile app for training and calculating linear endovenous energy density

 

UIP.combined.2013.Abstracts 

 

How to export data from evltraining:

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Comments

Patrick Fon Sen Chong • Thanks Alexandre for allowing me to test drive your EVLTraining app for the iPad. Those of us who use endovenous laser ablation are all too aware that LEED is crucial to the clinical success of the procedure. High LEED levels means increased post-operative pain, thrombophlebitis and in extreme cases thermal skin injuries. Low LEED levels means that early recurrence is likely. Alexandre's app is a welcome tool for training those of us who use unmarked EVLA catheter fibres. It allows you to develop a pullback rate that will give the optimal LEED to the patient. Those of us who use marked laser catheter fibres will only require the luxury of a small metronome. There is scope for an expanded EVLTraining app which takes in the entire procedure from cannulation to tumescent analgesia to pullback and I wish Alxandre and Amato Software all the best as they seek to improve their pioneering app.