Investigation of a new echogenic needle for use with ultrasound peripheral nerve blocks

R. K. Deam, R. Kluger, M. J. Barrington, C. A. McCutcheon

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Abstract

A new 'texturing method' has been developed for nerve block needles in an attempt to improve the ultrasonic image of the needles. Using a synthetic phantom, these textured needles were compared to currently available needles. The textured needle had improved visibility under ultrasound. This type of needle may assist the anaesthetist perform ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-586
Number of pages5
JournalAnaesthesia and intensive care
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Echogenic needle
  • Nerve block
  • Ultrasound imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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