Ultrasound visibility of needles used for regional nerve block: an in vitro study.

@article{SchafhalterZoppoth2004UltrasoundVO,
  title={Ultrasound visibility of needles used for regional nerve block: an in vitro study.},
  author={Ingeborg Schafhalter-Zoppoth and Charles E. Mcculloch and Andrew T. Gray},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={
          480-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ultrasound visibility of regional block needles is a critical component for safety and success of regional anesthetic procedures. The aim of the study was to formally assess factors that influence ultrasound visibility of needles used in regional anesthesia. METHODS Regional block needles between 17- and 22-G diameter were inserted in a tissue equivalent phantom at angles from 0 degrees to 65 degrees relative to the phantom surface. For visibility enhancement, the… CONTINUE READING
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