eTRAX™ Biopsy of Recurring Prostatic Pelvic Tumor
Dr. Steen Karstrup
Copenhagen University Hospital
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Case: Prostatic Pelvic Tumor Biopsy
Featured Product: eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking System
CONSIDERATION FOR USE
Patient presented with a recurring prostatic pelvic tumor. Utilizing Volume Navigation on the LOGIQ E9 allowed image fusion of CT and the ultrasound study. eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking software allowed accurate pre-puncture visualization of the path of the biopsy needle and ensured proper entry point selection.
EQUIPMENT FOR EXAMINATION
GE Healthcare LOGIQ E9 with Volume Navigation
CIVCO eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking
APPROACH TO EXAMINATION
eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking allowed pre-puncture visualization of the needle angle and the most suitable entry point. The onscreen guideline reveals the direction of travel as noted by the graphical “N” representing the needle tip. The LOGIQ E9 with Volume Navigation offers GPS point markers as seen below. GPS markers 1, 2, and 3 indicate previous positions of the needle pathway. These markers are often helpful in designating needle position for procedures such as radiofrequency ablations. The markers automatically show the corresponding location in CT.
eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking allows continuous visualization of the needle tip. Pre-procedure needle path visualization is also possible, aiding in the selection of the most accurate entry point.