Investigation of echogenic surface enhancements for improved needle visualization in ultrasonography: A PRISMA systematic review.

Caroline Harder Hovgesen, Jens E. Wilhjelm, Peter Vilmann

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Abstract

Background: Visualization of standard needles at steep angles in clinical Ultrasound (US) images is a problematic and important concern. This systematic review evaluates published studies that investigate echogenic needles and how surface enhancements can improve needle visualization. Method: A systematic search was performed in five databases: Cochrane Library, Embase (through Ovid), MEDLINE (through PubMed), Scopus, and Web of Science from inception to April 12th,
2017. Each search was based on the search terms: ultrasound, needle, visualization, and comparison, with related synonyms and spelling matters. Results: 29 studies were identified and included in the qualitative synthesis. Conclusion: Overall, studies agree, that echogenic surface enhancements improve needle visualization in US images at steep angles regardless of target, applied US device and probe, operators, assessors, and methods of assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventDMTS Annual meeting - Vingsted, Denmark
Duration: 10 Oct 201712 Oct 2017
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ConferenceDMTS Annual meeting
CountryDenmark
CityVingsted
Period10/10/201712/10/2017
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