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Launch Announced of 3D System for Ultrasound-Guided Spinal Anesthesia

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 24 May 2016
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Image: The Accuro handheld ultrasound system (Photo courtesy of Rivanna Medical).
Image: The Accuro handheld ultrasound system (Photo courtesy of Rivanna Medical).

A fast-growing medical device company has announced the launch of a novel ultrasound-based system that can help clinicians apply spinal and epidural anesthesia using automated 3D navigation of the lumbar spine.

The handheld device provides precise identification of the location for the epidural procedure, as well as the required depth and trajectory.

Rivanna Medical (Charlottesville, VA, USA) announced the availability of the Accuro system in the Middle East, several months following its launch. The system is intended to prevent complications and improve outcomes during ultrasound-guided spinal anesthesia, and already has US FDA 510(k) clearance for spinal anesthesia guidance and other imaging applications, including diagnostic imaging of abdominal and musculoskeletal anatomies.

Will Mauldin, chairman and CEO of Rivanna Medical, said, “We have worked quickly to establish strategic, international distribution partnerships with local leaders such as Techno Orbits and Atlas Medical. These partnerships in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, respectively, demonstrate the far-reaching significance and opportunity of our easy-to-use Accuro device. The Middle East expansion, combined with the level of regional market adoption we have seen for Accuro, is a strong indication of Rivanna Medical’s continued success on all fronts. If we can increase the efficiency of epidural and spinal anesthesia with fewer needle sticks, while reducing complications and costs then this is clearly an improvement for both the anesthesia community and the patient.”

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