Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
Department of Medical Informatics, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Wytemaweg 80, Room Na 2506 Erasmus MC, 3015 CN, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Aim: Needle visibility is crucial for effective and safe ultrasound-guided interventional procedures. Several studies have investigated needle visibility in 2D ultrasound imaging, but less information is available for 3D ultrasound imaging, a modality that has great potential for image guidance interventions. We performed a prospective study, to quantitatively compare the echogenicity of various commercially available needles in 3D ultrasound images used in clinical practice under freehand needle introduction. Read More