Transhepatic Puncture with VirtuTRAX™ Virtual Tip Tracking
Dr. Steen Karstrup
Copenhagen University Hospital
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Case: Transhepatic Puncture
Featured Product: VirtuTRAX Virtual Tip Tracking
CONSIDERATION FOR USE
Patient presented with an abscess. Virtual tip tracking was useful for accurate placement and visualization of the instrument tip throughout the procedure.
EQUIPMENT FOR EXAMINATION
GE Healthcare LOGIQ E9 with Volume Navigation
CIVCO VirtuTRAX Virtual Tip Tracking System
APPROACH TO EXAMINATION
Using electromagnetic tracking technology, the instrument tip was tracked throughout the procedure, allowing precise placement. On-screen system guidelines revealed the direction of travel with a “V” representing the instrument tip with continuous visualization as the instrument was advanced to the abscess.
Virtual Needle Tip Tracking allowed pre-procedure determination of the ideal angle of penetration through different anatomic quadrants. VirtuTRAX allows tracking of any rigid instrument such as a needle or radiofrequency ablation probe.