Liver Tumor Biopsy Using eTRAX™ Needle Tip Tracking
Professor Andre Ignee
Department of Internal Medicine
Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Case: Liver Tumor Biopsy Featured
Product: eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking System
CONSIDERATION FOR USE
Patient presented with pancreas carcinoma with liver metastases. eTRAX is useful for visualization in non-neoplastic liver tissue.
EQUIPMENT FOR EXAMINATION
GE Healthcare LOGIQ E9 with Volume Navigation
CIVCO eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking
APPROACH TO EXAMINATION
Images demonstrate needle tip tracking was quite useful as it allowed biopsy through the non-neoplastic liver tissue. It is believed this avoids bleeding as liver tissue has conventional vessels and tumors have neoplastic weak vessels. This has been shown in a small number of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).