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

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Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2016) 39:1322-1326. DOI 10.1007/s00270-016-1345-y

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.

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

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