SonixGPS - a revolutionary ultrasound guidance positioning system
Using multiple position sensors, including one embedded in the transducer, SonixGPS provides unique ultrasound guidance for complex procedures such as nerve blocks, vascular access and prostate biopsies.
Dr. Brian Pollard discusses how GPS technology can improve patient outcomes and optimize safety:
* SonixGPS™ is a registered trademark of Ultrasonix Medical Corporation - several patents are pending.
SonixGPS - reduces the learning curve for complex procedures
It's no secret that guidance procedures take time to perfect. SonixGPS Anesthesia is the ideal training tool for nerve blocks, vascular access procedures, core biopsies, fine needle aspirations and more procedures that require accuracy and experience.
Works in-plane and out-of-plane
Using SonixGPS Anesthesia, you can insert the needle from any direction – either exactly in-plane with the transducer, or out of plane. You will see the needle moving and its end point. For in-plane procedures, you will see orientation bars on the lower right side of the monitor that will help guide your needle and hand position. For out-of-plane needle navigation, you will be guided by an x or a circle on the monitor. Watch the video demonstration on this page to see SonixGPS in action.
Plan your trajectory before inserting the needle
You can plan your insertion to avoid unnecessary tissue manipulation and ultimately keep your patients more comfortable.
SonixGPS Anesthesia lets you decide on the angle and entry point
Some needle enhancement technologies require you to operate at certain angles and entry points to help guide the procedure. With SonixGPS Anesthesia, you have the freedom to operate at any angle and insert your needle from the location you think is best.
Shows the needle tip at all times
SonixGPS Anesthesia allows you to confidently and consistently keep track of your entire needle and distal tip during the procedure. You will see the needle tip even when it is not in-plane with the ultrasound image and even when it's very deep.
Consistently operates at any depth or angle
SonixGPS Anesthesia is the only needle visualization technology that can operate at any depth or angle with consistent display of tip and needle position.
On-screen markers will let you know the precise location of your needle tip.
Help increase the accuracy of biopsies by better visualizing your needle's aperture.
Ultrasonix has several patents licensed, issued and pending on many aspects of SonixGPS ultrasound guidance technology.
SonixGPS for nerve blocks and vascular access is Health Canada Approved and has received CE Mark. SonixGPS for vascular access is FDA approved; SonixGPS for nerve blocks is pending FDA 510(k).