CLEAR GUIDE ONE
Computer-Assisted Instrument Guidance for Ultrasound
Instrument guidance for any ultrasound. Simply orient the interventional instrument so the target indicators line up, and insert in one confident step.
The CLEAR GUIDE ONE system centers on the handheld CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBE, combining a conventional ultrasound probe with the Clear Guide Optical Head. It tracks interventional tools and provides real-time information to the CLEAR GUIDE CORE unit for live guidance display.
How does it help?
Conventional handheld 2D ultrasound is useful for intra-operative imaging, but does not provide for co-registration of imaging and tools. Guidance is often needed to help with hand-eye coordination and to achieve satisfactory targeting. The CLEAR GUIDE ONE shows instruments overlaid on live imaging, without further effort.
How does it work?
The Clear Guide technology visually tracks probe and tools relative to each other. Targets can be defined interactively on the CORE touchscreen.
Customary instruments (needles, ablator introducers, syringes, etc.) immediately work with the CLEAR GUIDE ONE, visible as insertion paths. For certain instruments, tip tracking also allows the monitoring of insertion depth.
For sterile interventions, CLEAR GUIDE SteriMASK sterile probe covers offer a complete solution.
What Clinicians Say About the CLEAR GUIDE ONE
What are potential clinical applications?Clinical applications include: [ ► ]
What are potential clinical applications?Clinical applications include: [ ▼ ]
- Anesthesia: Peripheral Nerve Blocks
- Orthopedics: Fluid Drainage
- Tumor Ablation
- Arterial Catheterization
- Central Vein Catheterization (CVC)
Central Line Insertion
Spinal and Epidural Placement
What are the potential benefits?The CLEAR GUIDE ONE offers numerous potential advantages over other approaches: [ ► ]
What are the potential benefits?The CLEAR GUIDE ONE offers numerous potential advantages over other approaches: [ ▼ ]
EnablingThe CLEAR GUIDE ONE is the smallest freehand navigation solution on the market for use with any ultrasound device. Independent of the ultrasound machine's screen, guidance information is displayed on the CLEAR GUIDE ONE CORE touchscreen. The CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBE comprises an optical head on an ultrasound probe. It is pre-calibrated during installation - no further setup is necessary.
- Procedures on difficult or high risk patients
- Procedures in smaller/rural facilities
- Greater operator population
AccurateThere is no need to change interventional workflows. When guidance is needed, you switch on the CLEAR GUIDE ONE, and the needle path is shown on the live ultrasound image in real time. The CLEAR GUIDE ONE supports variable insertion angles, as well as both in-plane and out-of-plane approaches - with freedom in choosing the insertion path, and certainty about the direction. With almost any interventional needle or tool under a wide range of external conditions - the CLEAR GUIDE ONE just works.
- True 3-D guidance
- Clinically relevant precision
- Decreases malpractice exposure
EfficientThe handheld CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBE attaches to the CLEAR GUIDE CORE touchscreen. With a standard ultrasound transducer, adding navigation to clinical workflows requires no other hardware (i.e. no EM transmitters, reference beacons, or IR cameras).
- More procedures in any given time period
- Leverage existing equipment
- Utilize “favorite” needles
Cost effectiveThe CLEAR GUIDE ONE is unobtrusive enough to be used in any procedure - reducing valuable setup time.
Because of its constant presence, everyday interventions can be completed faster and with higher confidence.
Unlike existing navigation solutions that require large capital investments, the CLEAR GUIDE ONE is an accessory to existing ultrasound machines. The CLEAR GUIDE ONE augments existing workflows instead of forcing new steps onto clinical teams.
- Minimizes re-insertions
- Minimizes required training
- No special needles or instruments required
Compatibility: What ultrasound can I use?We are continually adapting the CLEAR GUIDE ONE to different ultrasound machines. Please see Compatibility for details.
Availability: How can I try it?The CLEAR GUIDE ONE is available for immediate order by clinicians, researchers, and academic partners. Please contact us for details. [ ► ]
Availability: How can I try it?
- has been cleared for clinical use in the United States by the FDA,
- is Health Canada licensed for use in Canada, and
- has received the CE Mark for sale in the 28 Member States of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Turkey.