Laser Guidance in Combination with Needle Path Planning Reduces Fluoroscopy Time and Patient Radiation Dose in C-arm Cone-Beam Computed Tomography-guided Needle Interventions

Kroes MW, Busser WM, Fütterer JJ, Arntz MJ, Janssen CM, Hoogeveen YL, de Lange F, Schultze Kool LJ.

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Assessment of needle guidance devices for their potential to reduce fluoroscopy time and operator hand dose during C-arm cone-beam computed tomography-guided needle interventions.

Kroes MW, Busser WM, Fütterer JJ, Arntz MJ, Janssen CM, Hoogeveen YL, de Lange F, Schultze Kool LJ.

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jun;24(6):901-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2013.02.037. Epub 2013 Apr 17.

Quotation: In our clinical Interventional Radiology practice, the SimpliCT® is now used as needle guidance in all puncture procedures.

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M.W. Kroes, W.M.H. Busser, F. de Lange, L.J. Schultze Kool, Y. Hoogeveen, Nijmegen/NL

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Multicenter Evaluation of a New Laser Guidance System for Computed Tomography Intervention
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