Dr. Steen Karstrup
Copenhagen University Hospital
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Case: Tumor Biopsy
Featured Product: eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking System
The patient presented with a difficult-to-see lesion using conventional ultrasound. Access was aided with image fusion and the use of eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking through a non-acoustic window. Image fusion using CT and ultrasound data sets was possible with Volume Navigation technology. Needle tip tracking was useful for continuous visualization of the needle tip.
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CIVCO eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking
In this difficult case, the electromagnetic eTRAX needle tip can be visualized in a precise position as it enters through a non-acoustic window. In addition to improving access in small, difficult areas of the anatomy, eTRAX allows a projection of the future needle path. The on-screen guideline reveals the direction of travel with “N” representing the actual needle tip.