eZono AG (Jena, Germany) has received CE Mark approval for its eZono 4000 Tablet Ultrasound System with eZGuide, designed specifically for procedural ultrasound needle guidance. The eZGuide freehand navigation technology will help clinicians overcome the current challenge of properly viewing the needle and needle tip in real time, allowing for greater accuracy even when the needle is out of plane. The system doesn’t require the use of special needles nor any additional tracking technologies are being used besides the ultrasound.
The low glare, 12″ multitouch screen and the software below it is designed to be intuitive and user friendly. Combining the latest graphics technology used in the high-tech gaming industry with efficient firmware, physicians are able to view sharper and clearer ultrasound images in real-time leading to an increase in success rates for both regional anaesthesia (RA) and vascular access (VA) cases. The eZono 4000 also features Cue Cards, a training module specific to anaesthesia designed to familiarize various image interpretation and get clinicians up to speed with nerve blocks and vascular access. Currently, the Cue Cards are set up for following the RA and VA procedures:
- Proxi-mal sciatic
- Distal sciatic
- Internal jugular