SonoSite launches ultrasound-based guidance technology:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Ultrasound specialist SonoSite has launched the S-Nerve visualisation tool, a portable device resembling a flat screen computer monitor. The product is an ultrasound-based guidance tool to aid the performance of regional nerve blocks and central line placement, and can be mounted on an IV pole or simply carried to the patient. The Bothell, Washington firm claims that ultrasound guidance can significantly reduce the time taken to perform peripheral nerve blocks and placement of catheters. It expects to begin customer shipments in the fourth quarter of this year.