Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will nearly double from 12% to 22%.1 This demographic shift poses challenges to health system around the globe. Particularly on the rise will be cancer diagnoses (e.g., biopsies) and treatments (e.g., ablations) as well as orthopedic diseases like chronic back pain or fractured vertebras caused by osteoporosis.
Image-guided minimally invasive procedures enable the cost-effective diagnosis and treatment of suspicions lesions.2 Computed tomography is one of the imaging modalities most often used when cross-sectional image guidance is required in percutaneous interventional procedures3. Dedicated technology that can simplify workflows and maximize safety will help you to optimally handle these procedures and take the best possible care of your patients.
Features & Benefits
Safeguard your workflow with operational efficiency
CT-guided interventions are critical. Efficiency and a streamlined workflow matter during these minimally invasive procedures. Discover our offering for CT-guided interventional procedures.
myNeedle Companion is the first solution from Siemens Healthineers that harmonizes needle procedures across modalities. It helps simplify even complex image-guided needle procedures with targeted needle path planning and guidance, image volume registration and fusion display, as well as laser-guided needle insertion. In addition, dedicated in-room control options offer you the flexibility to work as you prefer – with or without an assistant. The patient-side system control includes an in-room tablet, i-joystick, and footswitch.
Adaptive 3D Intervention Suite
The Adaptive 3D Intervention Suite with the integrated wired or wireless i-control directly at the tableside allows you to interact with the software and to control all relevant scan parameters during CT-guided procedures designed for increased process efficiency. The Adaptive 3D Intervention Suite provides a fast and efficient 3D-guided workflow during the intervention and can potentially reduce overall procedure time. Full navigation in the three-dimensional space of the patient together with real-time fluoroscopic image guidance allows for fast and accurate instrument positioning in the most complex anatomies, even at difficult oblique angles or in moving organs.
Guide&GO is the first tablet-based4 solution for CT-guided interventional procedures. Built on the mobile workflow, it is both familiar and easy to use. You can control the entire intervention with the tablet and remote control. Needle guidance is supported by the highly intuitive image manipulation functions we‘re familiar with from smartphones, like zoom or pan. A dedicated toolkit for performing accurate measurements and planning a secure needle path is easily accessible via the tablet and supported by a convenient “smartphone-like” zoom-glass functionality.
Drive accuracy and safety with advanced technologies
Dedicated technologies support accuracy and safety to avoid complications when inserting a needle or other instruments, such as ablation instruments. Learn more about our solutions.
Courtesy of Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern, Switzerland
With myNeedle Guide 3D, you can easily plan multiple needle pathways in different cross-sections. Both path planning and laser-guided insertion of multiple needles are supported within the workflow, which eliminates tedious manual insertions. Image Fusion supports accurate planning and positioning by registering and fusing 3D images from different modalities. And the powerful, fully integrated option myNeedle Laser automatically projects the needle entry point and insertion angle onto the patient, even in advanced double-angulated procedures with multiple needle paths.
Secure your investment with modular solutions.
Choose between different interventional solutions to suit your clinical needs and budget.
When performing a percutaneous needle procedure, select the modality based on clinical or capacity criteria: myNeedle Companion is universally available across our modalities – on the SOMATOM X. platform as well as on selected angiography systems. It is also our first solution for intervention planning and guidance that offers a harmonized user interface across modalities. This helps to simplify workflows, switch easily between modalities, reduce unwarranted variations, and minimize training outlay.
Our CT systems SOMATOM Force, Drive, Edge Plus and Definition Edge are ready to perform 2D CT-guided procedures without additional costs. Along with common scanner technologies, the free-of-charge basic intervention package offers you an entry-level solution for performing 2D in-plane CT-guided interventions. Further advanced intervention packages allow you to expand into additional clinical fields such as tumor treatment.
With the tablet-based interventional solution of the SOMATOM go. platform you can perform the vast majority of CT-guided intervention types with 2D needle localization without the need for additional hardware. With Guide&GO you benefit from ease of use that results in faster learning curves and shorter training times. Beginners in the field of interventions can just concentrate on the clinical workflow without having to focus on complex system operation.
Watch the recording of Dr. Michael Kostrzewa and have a look on the first clinical results with SOMATOM X.ceed and myNeedle Companion – our novel tool for CT-guided interventions with an integrated laser guidance system.
CT-guided cervical peri radicular therapy for pain management
SOMATOM X.ceed with myNeedle Companion
i-Spiral for planning
CTDIvol: 4.64 mGy
i-Fluoro and i-Spiral for needle placement
kV: Sn130 / Sn100
accum. CTDIvol: 120.02 mGy
accum. DLP: 410 mGy*cm
Scan time: 5x 4 s
Fluoro scan time: 4.5 s
Procedure time: 46 min
Courtesy of Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern, Switzerland
1) Reconstructed at syngo.via
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Gupta R, et al. (2014): CT-Guided Interventions: Current Practice and Future Directions.
The tablet is not intended to be used for diagnostic imaging.