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Neck Ultrasonography and Ultrasound-Assisted Procedures

Clinical Need: guidance, targeting and patient follow-up

In the last decade, there has been a rapid refinement in the diagnosis and therapy in the neck, especially in the field of thyroid disease. Ultrasound plays a fundamental role in the management of thyroid neoplasm and in particular in the management of recurring neck problems after thyroidectomy.

Ultrasound can be used in many ways, such as:

  • Guiding fine needle aspiration
  • Planning surgery
  • Guiding ablation procedures
  • Tagging lesions before surgery
  • Intraoperative localization of lesions

Needle Enhancement for ultrasound-guided procedures

The safe and successful performance of ultrasound-guided procedures requires both detailed knowledge of the anatomy and the ability to understand where the needle tip is at all times. The latter is dependent on the needle and transducer manipulation, which can be a challenge specially for beginners.

Visualisation of the needle tip requires alignment with the ultrasound beam and sometimes that is not achieved, and even when it is, the physical characteristics of the needle and technology limitations may obstruct the visibility.

In order to increase the operator’s confidence in identifying the needle tip location, Esaote developed a tool that increases the needle brightness by combining a dedicated image composition of a standard B mode with a properly processed and steered image.

Bi-dimensional Navigation: localization and targeting made easy

The localization of lesions with real-time ultrasound while taking advantage of a secondary 2D technology is a significant challenge in everyday clinical practice without technological support.

Body map

BodyMap is an exclusive technology which enables the real-time visualization of the probe position on a second system next to any kind of DICOM 2D image, such as Scintiscan, SPECT, MRI,PET, XRay and many more. The coregistration between the ultrasound and the second imaging modality takes less than one minute and there is an option to take a picture of the body area under examination (Bodymark) with a BodyCamera.

Virtually Guided Biopsy Procedures

Virtual Biopsy combined with Intelligent Positioning can increase confidence during real-time ultrasound biopsy procedures. Using virtual tracking of the needle, the target can be reached quickly, precisely and safely. The physical needle is indicated by a virtual needle directly on the real-time ultrasound image with an accurate 3D representation of the probe, scanning plane and path to the target.

A step ahead with Fusion Imaging and 3D Real-time Neck Navigation

Virtual Navigator is Esaote’s revolutionary Technology for Fusion Imaging that displays CT, MR and PET images side-by-side with real-time Ultrasound.

The Esaote Virtual Navigator offers the chance to perform realtime Fusion of US with multiple imaging systems. This technology merges the real-time capabilities of Ultrasound such as Doppler, CEUS and Elastosonography with functional and 3D information from other systems.

Virtual Navigator can increase your diagnostic confidence in:

  • I. Comparing different datasets for diagnostic purposes with real-time multi-modal Fusion Imaging through its Autofusion technology

  • II. Planning the best scanning and targeting approach

  • III. Guiding the operator during Interventional Procedures such as FNA and thermal ablation

Technology and features are system/configuration dependent. Specifications subject to change without notice. Information might refer to products or modalities not yet approved in all countries. Product images are for illustrative purposes only. For further details, please contact your Esaote sales representative.