Needle Guidance

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 needle’s approach which is 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 introduction of the needle.