Potentials of a new laser guidance system for percutaneous musculoskeletal procedures

F. S. Pereles, H. T. Ozgur, P. J. Lund, E. C. Unger

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Abstract

Early experience using a new laser guidance device to assist CT-guided percutaneous musculoskeletal procedures is presented. We describe six cases, which demonstrate typical musculoskeletal applications of laser guidance. In our experience laser guidance for these procedures resulted in improved accuracy with no significant increase in biopsy time when a short learning period is considered. Other musculoskeletal procedures may benefit from laser guidance in preference to current standard CT-guided techniques, particularly when precision and accuracy are essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 1998

Keywords

  • CT-guided percutaneous biopsy
  • Laser guidance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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