Hudson ENT, the office of Dr. Kortbus and staff, would like to announce the Hudson Valley’s launch of TruDi, a real-time, three-dimensional (3D) navigation system for ENT procedures performed in our office. The system was developed in collaboration with another Johnson & Johnson company, Biosense Webster, who develops technology used to treat heart rhythm disorders. TruDi leverages Biosense Webster’s advanced imaging system, which utilizes electromagnetic technologies to help electrophysiologists navigate the beating heart by generating an accurate map, and pinpoints the exact location and orientation of catheters used during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. TruDi is an electromagnetic image-guided navigation system designed to offer Doctor Kortbus an accurate, simple, and reliable option for your endoscopic sinus office procedure. It is intended for use during intranasal and paranasal image-guided navigation for eligible patients, and TruDi enables the use of RELIEVA SPINPLUS® NAV, reportedly the “first 3D navigation-enabled” Balloon Sinuplasty System for the treatment of chronic sinusitis. “TruDi enables precise localization of the surgical device relative to the preoperative CT scan, facilitating the surgeon’s understanding of the complex anatomy of the narrow spaces of the paranasal sinuses. The system incorporates microsensor technology, innovative tracking hardware and software tools enabling the surgeon to easily and accurately confirm instrument placement during minimally invasive sinus procedures,” says a colleague of Dr. Kortbus. “The system incorporates microsensor technology, innovative tracking hardware, and software tools enabling the surgeon to easily and accurately confirm instrument placement during minimally invasive sinus procedures.” As patient’s sinus anatomy can be very challenging, being able to improve the efficiency during sinus balloon cases is imperative. As stated above, the procedure is available for select patients based on their symptom history, their treatments already had, the appearance of their CT scan imaging and such. Many patients believe if they don’t have a headache, it is not sinusitis. This is often not the case, so it might be time for you or your loved one to inquire about TruDi today. Call Hudson ENT’s Dr. Kortbus and staff at 845-758-1456.