Biopsy of Thorax Metastasis Tumor Using eTRAX™ Needle Tip Tracking Technology
Dr. Steen Karstrup
Copenhagen University Hospital
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Case: Tumor Biopsy
Featured Product: eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking System
CONSIDERATION FOR USE
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.
EQUIPMENT FOR EXAMINATION
GE Healthcare LOGIQ E9 with Volume Navigation
CIVCO eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking
APPROACH TO EXAMINATION
In this difficult case, the electromagnetic eTRAX needle tip can be visualized in 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.
Image fusion of CT and ultrasound, using Volume Navigation and eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking, enabled lesion access through a small acoustic window where traditional biopsy methods would have presented challenges and potential complications.