Erik Paulson, DO, Imaging Services of Oklahoma
Disposable Ultra-Pro II™ Needle Guide Improves Infection Control in Busy Gastroenterology Department while VirtuTRAX™ Use Expands to Academic Medical Centers in Japan.
“Ultrasound is quicker and less expensive than CT and has the primary benefits of real-time visualization”
Dr. Knut Brabrand, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet
Currently, facet joint injections are usually performed using CT guidance or fluoroscopy. The use of a GPS enhanced fusion system allows to combine the precision and panoramic view of these imaging modalities with the US dynamic imaging.
Different diagnostic imaging technologies, consolidated and emerging, can nowadays be applied to breast district: Mammography, Breast Tomosynthesis, Ductography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging dedicated to breast, Automated Breast Ultrasound Systems with the patient in supine or prone position and Molecular Breast Imaging.
Free-hand Ultrasound plays an important role in thyroid diagnostics as a real-time examination, not ionizing and non-invasive, cost effective, ideal also for repetitive followup and able to give information about anatomy, hemodynamics and tissue stiffness, i.e. Elastosonography.
To assess retrospectively if nephrostomy guided by ultrasound (US) and electromagnetic needle tracking was feasible in mild to moderate hydronephrosis.
Patient presented with pancreatitis. Using Volume Navigation on the LOGIQ E9, (GE Healthcare), image fusion using CT and ultrasound data sets was possible. eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking (CIVCO Medical Solutions) was useful for continuous visualization of the needle tip.
An 86 year-old-male with a history of metastatic colon cancer to the liver underwent multiple courses of chemotherapy over a period of three years. His disease was under control except for one metastasis in the dome of the liver. Despite multiple courses of chemotherapy, this hepatic lesion persisted. His oncologist exhausted all possible treatment options of chemotherapy and feared further toxicity, and unlikely benefit from further treatments.