Synthetic methods for ultrasound- guided epidural insertion simulation

N. Vaughan, V.N. Dubey, M.Y.K. Wee, R. Isaacs

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    This work presents developed methods for simulating ultrasound of a patient's lumbar spine of various body mass index (BMI), for ultrasound guided needle insertion. In 2008 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) introduced new interventional procedure guidance for using ultrasound during epidural needle insertions. There are six main benefits that ultrasound guidance offers the epidural procedure (i) identifying the midline (longitudinal view) (ii) identifying the sacrum (iii) finding the level L3/L4 interspace (articular processes) (iv) identifying the ligamentum flavum (v) identify angle of insertion (vi) measuring the depth of the epidural space.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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