Comparison of a New Needle Navigation Device for CT-guided Interventions to the Conventional Free-hand Method (PunctureCube)

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 31, 2022
  • participants needed
    120
  • sponsor
    Luca Remonda
Updated on 23 April 2022

Summary

In a prospective, randomized, controlled, parallel group study the accuracy, intervention time and radiation dose of CT-guided punctures using the Puncture Cube® will be compared to the conventional free-hand method in patients requiring a percutaneous diagnostic or therapeutic CT-guided intervention for lumbar pain (facet joint-, nerve root-, epidural infiltrations at the lumbar/lumbosacral level).

Description

Computed tomography (CT)-guided interventions for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes are standard approaches in clinical routine (e.g. in patients with low back pain). Numerous CT needle navigation systems have been developed with the aim to improve accuracy (and thus safety) of punctures while decreasing radiation exposure and procedure time. Their usability in clinical routine is limited either because of high sensitivity to interference, high expenses, bulkiness, or incompatibly with daily clinical practice and thus increasing procedure time and workflow complexity. The Puncture Cube® takes into account all these requirements. Furthermore, in an in vitro-phantom study (study submitted for publication), punctures with the Cube were found to be faster and more accurate compared to the free-hand conventional method.

In a prospective, randomized, controlled, parallel group study the accuracy, intervention time and radiation dose of CT-guided punctures using the Puncture Cube® will be compared to the conventional free-hand method in patients requiring a percutaneous diagnostic or therapeutic CT-guided intervention for lumbar pain (facet joint-, nerve root-, epidural infiltrations at the lumbar/lumbosacral level).

Details
Condition Lumbar Pain
Treatment Free-hand therapeutic CT-guided punction for lumbar pain, Puncture Cube
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04809298
SponsorLuca Remonda
Last Modified on23 April 2022

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Inclusion Criteria

Patients requiring a percutaneous therapeutic CT-guided intervention for
lumbar pain (joint-, nerve root-, epidural infiltrations at the lumbar/lumbosacral level)
age ≥ 18 years
Signed informed consent prior to intervention

Exclusion Criteria

Patients suffering from severe obesity (BMI > 30 kg/m2)
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