ActiViews has received FDA clearance for its CT-Guide needle guidance system for liver interventions. We reported previously on the system as it received clearance for lung interventions and now it may be used in interventional procedures of the liver as well.
The system provides CT-based guidance for interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including percutaneous biopsies, ablations and marker placements. The system’s workings, from the press release:
The system enables physicians to locate interventional instruments in relation to pre-acquired CT images, which is analogous to the way a GPS locates a car using stored roadmaps. CT-Guide™ navigation features a single-use miniature video camera that is easily affixed onto standard interventional instruments, a patented sterile registration sticker, and proprietary 3D software that is viewed on a HD flat panel monitor mounted on a mobile workstation. CT-Guide™ navigation allows physicians to determine the location of the navigated instrument in relation to the 3D space of the CT images and the desired target, continuously displaying the location of the instrument and its planned path on the CT image of the patient’s anatomy.
Product page: ActiViews CT-Guide…