2019 AMI Online Salon

Smoke Management Systems

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Mark Lefkowitz Biomedical Visuals
  • Entrant Name: Mark Lefkowitz
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission     
  • Address: Sharon, MA
  • Client: Mark Lefkowitz Biomedical Visuals
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop CC2019
  • Final presentation format: Brochure
  • Primary Audience: Surgeons

Project Description

The purpose of this illustration is to depict the use of two smoke evacuation surgical device systems: laparoscopic (closed) and open. The far left image shows the position of the device combining laparoscopic smoke evacuation with insufflation technology as would be used in a cholecystectomy procedure. This device evacuates surgical smoke at the point of origin. The bottom image shows open smoke removal via connection with a smoke pencil and suction channel. The open instrument includes a smoke evacuation adapter which attaches to most electrosurgical pencils and captures surgical smoke at the point of origin. Both systems provide maximum visualization of the surgical field without venting noxious surgical smoke into the OR. The communication challenge involved addressing the client’s desire to portray the smoke as identifiable wisps that immediately conveys the concept of “smoke” to the viewer, rather than the way smoke actually appears in the surgical field as an indistinct haze.