A retained surgical sponge lenghtens procedure time, increases risk of infection and exposes the patient to prolonged anesthesia. Find missing sponges fast with Medtronic's 3-component Situate Detection System (formerly known as RF Assure). The Situate Body Scanner provides hands-free scanning for in-vivo detection in 15 seconds or less. The Situate Room Scanner locates missing sponges in linen and trash bins around the sterile field. A compact, self-calibrating console produces an audible visual alert signaling the presence of objects fitted with an RF tag.