Detect the Difference
in Patient Safety
"It not only safeguards the patient, but provides the entire surgical team with the assurance that no surgical sponge has been left behind."
Dr. M. Ali Khan
Surgeon, President of Medical Staff,
Prince George's Hospital Center
The RF Surgical Detection System is the preferred solution in more than 2,500 operating rooms, trauma and labor and delivery suites nationwide including many
US News & World Report "Honor Roll" hospitals. Learn More
RF Detection Technology
used in largest prospective study evaluating
effectiveness of adjunct technology in retained
surgical sponge retrieval
On July 9, 2012, University of North Carolina published the largest prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of adjunct technology in tracking surgical sponges. The RF Detection System was used in 2,285 surgical cases to detect retained sponges.
RF Detection Technology resolves a near miss event and paves the way for identifying risk factors for miscounts. Learn more about the study published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons. Learn More
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Why we're different: RF Surgical Detection Technology uses a low energy radio frequency signal capable of locating misplaced surgical items fitted with an RF tag prior to wound closure through blood, dense tissue, bone and performs well near metals. Learn More
Detect the New
"Did you know that an estimated 22% of all retained surgical sponges happen in L&D suites...?"
Gawande AA, Studdert DM, Orav EJ, et al. Risk Factors for Retained Instruments and Sponges after Surgery New England Journal, Med 2003, Jan 16; 348(3):229-235.
RF Surgical Systems is proud to introduce The RF Assure L&D Detection System, the first & most complete solution for preventing retained sponges in Labor and Delivery Services... So clinicians and expecting moms can focus on what matters most...
A bright beginning! Learn More
The RF Assure System
Featured on CBS's hit
On January 23, 2013, Daytime medical talk show "The Doctors" discussed the common surgical mistake of retained surgical items (RSIs). They demonstrate how RF Assure Detection Technology can prevent RSIs by detecting any sponge that has been left behind.RF Assure on The Doctors
The sensitivity and specifi city of the RF sponge detection technology were found to be 100%. This level of accuracy far surpasses that of a surgical count and is greater than intraoperative radiography. Therefore, it is an appropriate option to consider when redesigning health care systems to prevent “never events” and enhance patient safety. View more clinical data
Victoria M. Steelman, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.O.R., F.A.A.N.
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA IOWA
The American Journal of Surgery (2011) 201, 233-237