For use with Siemens BP9-4 ultrasound transducers. This guide is specifically designed for prostate biopsies, making it quicker and easier for physicians to complete the required biopsy regimen. The straight angle biopsy channel offers the users a short path to the target. The reusable guide allows 16 gauge and smaller instruments to pass. To reuse the needle guide, follow standard cleaning, soaking and sterilization procedures as specified in your system manual. When using this guide, a minimum 12.1cm (4.7") needle is recommended. NOTE: Reusable needle guides are recommended to follow FDA Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducer Assemblies including use of sterile barrier sheath, cleaning brush and proper cleaning and sterilization of the device between patients. Accurate needle path with on-screen guidelines offers physicians real-time visualization ensuring patient safety throughout the procedure. Reduces technique variability providing a shorter learning curve and reduced procedure time. Needle guide consists of single-piece system, allowing ease of use and efficient removal from probe while providing easy cleanup between procedures.
Allows needle insertion parallel to the imaging plane, promoting needle visibility during transvaginal or transrectal ultrasound-guided procedures. 7
Ensures intracavity procedures can be performed quickly and inexpensively. 2
Aids in accurate sampling during targeted prostate biopsy. 5
Enables transvaginal biopsies of pelvic tumors for diagnostic purposes. 7
Enables accurate and safe transvaginal ultrasound-guided FNA to assist in diagnosis and management of small, deep pelvic lesions. 6
Allows accurate (transvaginal) needle or catheter placement.2
Enables minimally invasive drain placement in the management of tubo-ovarian abscesses. 3
Transvaginal ultrasound-guided aspiration has a very high success rate as a first line procedure.4
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2O’Neill, M, Rafferty, E, Lee, S, Arellano, R, Gervais, D, Hahn, Yoder, I, Mueller, P. "Transvaginal Interventional Procedures: Aspiration, Biopsy, and Catheter Drainage.” RadioGraphics. 2001; 21:657-672.
3Saokar, A, Arellano, R, Gervais, D, Mueller, P, Hahn, P, Lee, S. "Transvaginal Drainage of Pelvic Fluid Collections: Results, Expectations, and Experience." American Society of Roentgenology (AJR). 2008: 191: 1352-1358.
4Gjelland, K, Ekerhovd, E, Granberg, S. "Transvaginal Ultrasound-Guided Aspiration for Treatment of Tubo-Ovarian Abscess: A Study of 302 Cases.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2005; 193:1323-1330.
5Murphy, I, NiMhurchu, E, Gibney, R, McMahon, C. "MRI-Directed Cognitive Fusion-Guided Biopsy of the Anterior Prostate Tumor.” Diagnostic Interventional Radiology. 2017; 23:87-93.
6Eitan, R, Peled, Y, Sabah, G, Krissi, H, Haroush, A, Meizner, I, Danon, D, Bardin, R, Jakobson-Setton, A, Salzer, L, Mashiach, R. "Diagnosis of Deep Pelvic Masses on a Gynaecology Service: Trans-vaginal Ultrasound-Guided Needle Aspiration of Pelvic Solid Cystic Lesions.” The Royal Australian NAJ Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2017; 57:197-200.
7Gao, C, Wang, L, Zhang, C, Li, X. "Transvaginal/Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Aspiration Biopsy for Diagnosis of Pelvic/Pelvic Floor Tumors in Females: A Retrospective Analysis.” Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine. 2019; 18:352-357.