Needle Guidance

At the beginning of the needle placement the user indicates on the touch screen the approximate location of the needle placement (left, right, or elevation directions relative to the ultrasound transducer). The UltraVision will then send specific acoustic lines (vectors) in the direction of the needles approach which are optimized for edge enhancement of the needle’s hard acoustic interface. Features of the elastographic algorithm will be used to visualize the tissue movement in response to the needles introduction.

Needle guidance is pending regulatory approval.