Data and Evidence on CLEAR GUIDE MEDICAL Systems and Technology

The clinical efficacy of CLEAR GUIDE MEDICAL products has been proven in peer-reviewed publications in a range of clinical and technical venues.


  1. I Gratz et al.: Case Report: New Guidance Technology Offers Promising Results in Reducing Mid-Line Catheterization Times Compared to Standard of Care in Initial Patient Experiences (pre-print 2017) abstract

[Instrument guidance] technologies would also serve as useful training mechanisms for shortening learning curves for incoming residents. Overall, utilization of new guidance technologies in [midcath] offer clinical value to anesthesia departments.
— Gratz I. and DeAngelis M., Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ)
Clinical uses of Clear Guide SCENERGY and ONE for soft and hard tissue biopsies and ablations.

Clinical uses of Clear Guide SCENERGY and ONE for soft and hard tissue biopsies and ablations.


  1. A. Thomas et al., Conventional Versus Computer Assisted Stereoscopic Ultrasound Needle Guidance for Renal Access:  A Randomized Bench-Top Crossover Trial, Journal of  Urology, Vol. 197, No. 4S, Supplement, Friday, May 12, 2017.  Received the Olympus Best Paper Award for Best Innovation Paper of the Endourological Society, 2017.
  2. V Karaliou et al.: Evaluation of the Clear Guide ONE System versus Conventional Ultrasound Guided Vessel Cannulation in Swine (ELSO 2016) poster
  3. C Wilson et al. (2017):  New Ultrasound Technology Is a Useful Training Adjunct for Invasive Procedures paper
  4. J Thai et al.: US / CT fusion-guided needle placement with mini cameras mounted on ultrasound: A phantom study (pre-print 2016) abstract
  5. D Pechman et al.: Computer-Assisted Instrument Guidance: Enhanced Procedural Efficacy and Safety (SCCM 2016) poster  abstract
Preliminary results to date show certain favorable outcomes in that [the Clear Guide SCENERGY] reduced the number of attempts and overall time to cannulation and thus may be a useful adjunct during vascular access.
The added benefits of [the Clear Guide ONE] might be especially important in complicated cases where additional visualization improvements might be beneficial. Such cases include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or emergency catheterization of patients in non-heart beating state during ECPR.
— Karaliou V., Batchinsky A. I. et al., The Geneva Foundation (Tacoma, WA) / U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (San Antonio, TX)
These results suggest that supplementation of ultrasound-guidance with CAIG [Clear Guide SCENERGY] enhances procedural efficacy and decreases risk of damage to adjacent tissue. The benefits of CAIG, especially for novice ultrasound operators, reflect its potential value as a clinical and educational tool.
— Pechman D. et al., Mount Sinai Beth Israel (New York, NY)
Most residents (67%) reported that the [Clear Guide SCENERGY] increased confidence. The vast majority (94%) reported perceived improvement in speed, accuracy, or both. [...] Our results suggest that the technology may emerge as a valuable tool in training less-experienced resident learners in EM and any specialty that utilizes ultrasound to perform invasive procedures.
— Wilson C. et al., Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD)


  1. E Basafa et al.: Visual tracking for multi-modality computer-assisted image guidance (SPIE MI 2017) paper
  2. E Basafa et al.: Fast, Intuitive, Vision-Based Performance Metrics for Visual Registration, Instrument Guidance, and Image Fusion
    (MICCAI CLIP 2016) paper [>]
  3. P Stolka et al.: Needle Guidance using Handheld Stereo Vision and Projection for Ultrasound-based Interventions (MICCAI 2014) paper [>]
  4. P Stolka et al.: Clear Guide ONE: Local Optical Tracking of Instruments and Probe for Interventional Ultrasound Imaging (UITC 2014)  paper [>]
  5. X Wang et al.: The Kinect as an interventional tracking system (SPIE MI 2012) paper [>]
  6. P Stolka et al.: Navigation with Local Sensors in Handheld 3D Ultrasound Initial in-vivo Experience (SPIE MI 2011) paper [>]
A variety of experiments characterized the performance of all workflow steps under a wide range of conditions (lab, veterinary, and clinical). The results show the system to be at least as good as established systems (e.g. Philips PercuNav [...]).
— Basafa E. et al., Clear Guide Medical