Pancreatic Abscess Drainage and Ultrasound Overlay Using eTRAX™ Needle Tip Tracking
Dr. Steen Karstrup
Copenhagen University Hospital
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Case: Drainage of Pancreas
Featured Product: eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking System
CONSIDERATION FOR USE
Patient presented with a difficult-to-see pancreatic abscess. Accurate access was aided by eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking’s projection and pathway for advancement the needle. Use of an ultrasound overlay with CT revealed the required entry point.
EQUIPMENT FOR EXAMINATION
GE Healthcare LOGIQ E9 with Volume Navigation
CIVCO eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking
APPROACH TO EXAMINATION
The electromagnetic eTRAX Needle Tip Tracking system allowed advance determination of the ideal angle of penetration through a difficult acoustic window in this drainage procedure of a pancreatic abscess. eTRAX offers continuous needle tip visualization in precise position as it enters the skin as well as its projected path for advancement to the target.