For use with 3-D guidance driveBAY and trakSTAR trackers. CIVCO's general purpose electromagnetic sensor is a vital component in emerging navigation technologies. The 3-D guidance driveBAY and trakSTAR sensors are designed to attach to custom reusable tracking brackets for leading transducers and other medical devices. The general purpose sensor allows tracking of the device, providing clinical confidence in precise instrument placement. The sensor assembly offers a reinforced extended-length cable of 8.2' (2.5m) for expanded flexibility in positioning of devices in the clinical environment. The durable sensor is part of a Class B device. The device may be cleaned, high-level disinfected or sterilized according to instructions. The product carries a one-year warranty. CIVCO's general purpose electromagnetic sensor is compatible with CIVCO's active markers, tracking brackets and VirtuTRAX™ instrument navigator.
Tools for Virtual Tracking
VirtuTRAX Instrument Navigator
Transforms a rigid interventional device into a guidance tool enabling the device to project a virtual path or trajectory.2,10
Allows accurate and practical pre-procedural planning regardless of approach to the target being in-plane or out-of-plane.2,3,7,8,9,10,11
Provides continuous needle visualization,4,5,10
Improves practical confidence of novice and experienced operators.1,6,7,10
1 - Turtulici G, Orlandi D, Corazza A, Sartoris R, Derchi LE, Silvestri E and Baek JH. “Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Benign Thyroid Nodules Assisted by a Virtual Needle Tracking System.” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Journal; 2014; 40:7, 1447-1452.
2 - Fabbro E, Turtulici G, Ferrero G, Martini C, Corazza A, Nosenzo F and Silvestri E. “Virtually-tracked Interventional Procedures Under US Guidance: Preliminary Evaluation.” Presentation at: Radiological Society of North America; 2012 November 25-30, Chicago, Illinois.
3 - Giannotti E, Nori J, Abdulcadir D, Bicchierai G, Forzoni L, de Beni S, D'Onofrio S and Scaperrotta G. “Virtual Biopsy and 3DPan Fusion Imaging for Breast Core Biopsy.” Poster session presented at: European Congress of Radiology; 2014 March 6-10, Vienna, Austria.
4 - Di Mauro E, Solbiati M, de Beni S, Forzoni L, D’Onofrio S and Solbiati L. “Virtual Navigator Real-Time Ultrasound Fusion Imaging with Positron Emission Tomography for Liver Interventions.” Presented at: 35thAnnual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS; 2013 July 3-7, Osaka, Japan.
5 - Tomonari A, Tsuji K, Yamazaki H, Aoki H, Kange J, Kodama Y, Sakurai Y and Magnchi H He. “Feasibility of the virtual needle tracking system for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma.” Hepatology Research 2013; 1-4.
6 - Turtulici G, Caruso P, Fabbro E, Orlandi D, Ferrero G, Silvestri E. “Ultrasound (US)-guided Fusion Imaging-assisted Facet Joint Injections: A Didactical Approach.” Presented at: Radiological Society of North America; 2013 December 1-6, Chicago, Illinois.
7 - Turtulici G, Corazza A, Sartoris R, Arcidiacono A, Nosenzo F, Perugin Bernardi S and Silvestri E. “Virtually-tracked US-guided Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Benign Thyroid Nodules: Preliminary Results.” Poster session presented at: European Society of Head and Neck Radiology; 2013 October 3-5, Izmir, Turkey.
8 - Fabbro E, Nosenzo F, Turtulici G, Sartoris R, Corazzam A and Silvestri E. “Virtually-tracked soft tissues interventional procedures under US guidance: preliminary evaluation on a biologic model.” Presented at: European Society of Radiology; 2012. 9 L. Appelbaum, L. Solbiati, J. Sosna, Y. Nissenbaum, N. Greenbaum and S. Goldberg. “Evaluation of an Electromagnetic Image-Fusion Navigation System for Biopsy of Small Lesions: Assessment of Accuracy in an In Vivo Swine Model.” Academic Radiology, 2013; 20: 209-217.
10 - Turtulici G, Orlandi D, Orlandi, D, Dedone G, Mauri G, Fasciani A, Sirito R, and Silvestri E. “Ultrasound-Guided Transvaginal Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids Assisted by Virtual Needle Tracking System: A Preliminary Study.” International Journal of Hyperthermia; 2018; 35:1, 97-104.
11 - Orsi, F. “The Use of Ultrasound-Guided Ablation in the Management of Metastatic Disease.” GE Healthcare; March 2017.