Corpak MedSystems : Cortrak
The CORTRAK system uses computer technology to guide clinicians in the placement of nasoenteric feeding tubes into the alimentary tract. The device aids feeding tube placement by showing the relative location of the feeding tube tip during placement.
The tip of the feeding tube stylet is an electromagnetic transmitter. A receiver unit is placed at the patient's xiphoid process and acquires the signal from the stylet as it moves through the patient during the placement procedure. The track of the tube is shown on the computer monitor. When not in use, all accessories are stored on the housing of the unit.
In June 2006, the Cortrak won the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award presented by the Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry in a ceremony in New York