Evaluation of an electromagnetic 3D navigation system to facilitate endovascular tasks: a feasibility study.

@article{Sidhu2012EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of an electromagnetic 3D navigation system to facilitate endovascular tasks: a feasibility study.},
  author={Ravi Sidhu and Jonathan R. Weir-McCall and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Cochennec and Celia V. Riga and A Dimarco and Colin D. Bicknell},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={22-9}
}
INTRODUCTION We describe a novel approach to arterial cannulation using the StealthStation(®) Guidance System (Medtronic, USA). This uses electromagnetic technology to track the guidewire, displaying a 3D image of the vessel and guidewire. METHODS The study was performed on a 'bench top' simulation model called the Cannulation Suite comprising of a silicone aortic arch model and simulated fluoroscopy. The accuracy of the StealthStation(®) was assessed. 16 participants of varying experience in… CONTINUE READING