Dr. Julien Garnon
Interventional Radiology Department
University of Strasbourg
Case: Lung Mass Biopsy
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In this clinical case, the lesion is approached using a microconvex probe, with a trajectory that is almost parallel to the ultrasound beam. In such a case, the needle is hardly visible with ultrasound alone.
The VirtuTRAX system displays the exact needle position throughout the approach. Moreover, VirtuTRAX shows the precise location of the tip of the co-axial needle (from where the biopsy sample will be taken) within the mass, which improves the operator’s confidence in the procedure. Overall, the use of VirtuTRAX simplifies a procedure which could have been tricky using stand-alone ultrasound guidance.