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Healthcare Management


Looking Ahead


Although eSieFusion imaging was only recently commercialized, early adopters are delighted with their results. “It allows us to significantly speed up our workflow," says Dr. Dirk-André Clevert, Assistant Professor and Section Chief of the Interdisciplinary Ultrasound Center at Munich University Hospital Grosshadern, Germany, one of the first physicians to test it.


What might the next steps be for this highly promising technology? “Although eSieFusion imaging was developed with liver lesions in mind, it is applicable to a variety of conditions,” says Diallo. For instance, he explains that, in areas such as the shoulder and foot, if there is a hairpin crack in a bone or a tendon has been pulled away from a bone, it could be used to inject a pain killer into the exact spot that is causing the pain.


In addition, although eSieFusion imaging already supports magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), automatic alignment of images from this modality is on the horizon. Such a step might further enhance safety thanks to the fact that MRI makes it possible to see nerves. “The new eSieFusion imaging system is already the fastest current technology for performing biopsies and ablations,” says Kapoor; “but it will go much further in the future.”


Although eSieFusion imaging was only recently commercialized, early adopters are delighted with their results. “It allows us to significantly speed up our workflow."


DR. DIRK-ANDRÉ CLEVERT, Assistant Professor and Section Chief of the Interdisciplinary Ultrasound Center at Munich University Hospital Grosshadern, Germany


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