Dr. Steen Karstrup
Copenhagen University Hospital
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Case: Tumor Biopsy of Retroperitoneum
Featured Product: eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking System
The patient underwent a sensitive biopsy in a portion of the retroperitoneum. Electromagnetic needle tip tracking allowed continuous visualization of the needle pathway for safe and easy insertion into the kidney.
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CIVCO eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking
Using the eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking system provided the exact location of the needle relative to the image plane as seen simultaneously in both the live 2D ultrasound and CT dataset below. Both images demonstrate the excellent visibility and observation of the needle tip even with slight advancement. Visibility of the needle tip is maintained despite overlying bowel gas. The “cross-hair” represents the needle tip as it passes directly under the scan plane.