Ultrasound Needle Enhancement Technology Helps Clinicians Approach Anatomical Targets with Confidence During Interventional Procedures

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Ultrasonix introduces SonixShine technology for its point-of-care ultrasound systems

Ultrasound Needle Enhancement Technology SonixShine

SonixShine enhances your needle ultrasound image with the touch of a button.

“The addition of SonixShine to ultrasound imaging significantly enhances needle appearance and localization to more confidently approach anatomical targets.” Dr. Brian Pollard

Clinicians who use ultrasound to guide interventional procedures often complain about the difficulty in seeing the needle on the ultrasound image. To alleviate this issue, Ultrasonix is introducing SonixShine needle enhancement technology for its point of care systems.

Dr. Brian Pollard, an anesthesiologist from Toronto, Ontario has been working with SonixShine in recent months. “One of the most significant challenges faced by clinicians using ultrasound is being able to visualize the needle as it passes through the tissues,” Dr. Pollard explains. “The addition of SonixShine to ultrasound imaging significantly enhances needle appearance and localization to more confidently approach anatomical targets.”

SonixShine is activated by simply touching a button on the touch screen interface of a SonixTouch or SonixTablet ultrasound system. Once SonixShine is activated, a button that says “shine side” will appear on the touch screen. The button prompts the clinician to select whether the needle will approach from the right or left side of the ultrasound image. When the needle is in-plane with the ultrasound image, it visibly lights up on screen. No further adjustment is needed.

Click here to watch a brief demo of SonixShine and to see a comparison of an ultrasound image before and after SonixShine is activated.

With large screens, sharp image quality and features like SonixShine, Ultrasonix ultrasound systems are ideally suited for guiding interventional procedures. Designed with customizable touch screens that only show the controls needed for specific procedures, the systems are easy to use for novice and experienced users. Ultrasonix products have a small footprint and are easy to maneuver. They offer optional battery power that will run the system for up to 90 minutes.

About Ultrasonix
Ultrasonix develops and manufactures diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems with customizable touch screens to simplify workflows. The company's systems are built on an open software platform that enables remote service and easy updates to keep current with advancements in imaging technology. Founded in 2000, Ultrasonix is a privately-held company headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.ultrasonix.com.

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