Professor Andre Ignee
Department of Internal Medicine
Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Case: Liver Tumor Biopsy Featured
Product: eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking System
Patient presented with pancreas carcinoma with liver metastases. eTRAX is useful for visualization in non-neoplastic liver tissue.
GE Healthcare LOGIQ E9 with Volume Navigation CIVCO eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking
Images demonstrate needle tip tracking was quite useful as it allowed biopsy through the non-neoplastic liver tissue. It is believed this avoids bleeding as liver tissue has conventional vessels and tumors have neoplastic weak vessels. This has been shown in a small number of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).