Technical Name Intra-needle ultrasound anesthesia probe system
Project Operator National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Project Host 江惠華
Intra-needle ultrasound probe system provides an innovative way to puncture preciselysafely in thoracic regional anesthesia, especially for high BMI patients. The unmet medical need is to resolve the difficulty in thoracic regional anesthesia for high BMI patientsneedle tip imaging. It provides an innovative way for pleura identification, tracking, distance measuring,early warning . It greatly reduces the risk of pleural puncturepneumothorax,improves the safety.
Scientific Breakthrough
The core techniques of the 'Intra-needle ultrasound probe system' are:(1)The transducer is embedded in a 18 G echogenic needle, to provide real-time insertion guiding.(2)Discover the blinking characteristics of pleuraas a positioning biomarker in puncture.(3)Provide precise positioning, axial resolution 0.15 mm, pinpoint the position of needle tip to pleura.This technique not only resolves the difficulty of thoracic regional anesthesia, but also improves its safety.
Industrial Applicability
'Intra-needle ultrasound probe system' improves the safety of thoracic regional anesthetic procedures,resolves the distance between the needle tip positionpleura. This system reduces the difficulty of thoracic regional anesthesia, shortens the hospitalization days,lifts the limitation of the procedure for obese patients. It provides a win-win solution for patients, doctors,insurance companies. We estimate the new device would create US$ 200M revenue in the global market.
Keyword clinical unmet needs regional anesthesia paravertebral block PVB high frequency ultrasound echigenic needle ultrasound system star-up ultrasound needle new medical device
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