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Imaging Guided Procedures: Virtual Navigator and Fusion imaging

Virtual Navigator uses all the advantages of different modalities to provide a real-time, low-cost, radiation-free solution to help guide operators with their diagnosis - within everyday clinical practice, interventional procedures, research and teaching.

Virtual Navigator increases diagnostic confidence by enabling users to:

  • VISUALIZE different datasets with real-time multimodality fusion imaging for diagnosis
  • PLAN the best scanning and targeting approach
  • GUIDE the operator during interventional procedures

Technological innovation in the imaging field allows professionals to improve the ease with which the interventional radiology procedures are performed and their ability to offer patients curative treatments. All these kind of incision-less procedures require intra-procedural monitoring that is highly accurate, perhaps even more so than that required during a surgical procedure. And this is where combining CT, MRI and PET images with ultrasound allows us to obtain additional information that makes these procedures undeniably safer, as well as more effective.

Real-time Ultrasound Fusion imaging between Ultrasound and a wide range of second imaging modalities (MRI, CT, PET, 3D Imaging, Doppler and Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound) is available for many clinical applications:

  • Abdominal: Liver, Kidney and Pancreas
  • Urology: Bladder and Prostate
  • Neurology: Brain
  • Neurosurgery: Brain burr hole interventions
  • Vascular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Breast and Axilla

Abdominal: Liver, Kidney and Pancreas

Treatment planning and guidance with real-time Ultrasound and CT

Abdominal: Liver, Kidney and Pancreas

Multimodality real-time fusion imaging between Ultrasound, CT and PET

Urology: Bladder and Prostate

Real-time fusion with MRI for improved visibility of lesions

Neurology: Brain

Real-time fusion Ultrasound Color Doppler with MRI

Neurosurgery: Brain burr hole interventions

Premium level ultrasound system with neuro navigation real-time capabilities: enabling Color Doppler, Power Doppler analysis for lesion localization and intervention area Real-time visualization and monitoring.
Surgeon support during operation, giving real time feedback on brain shift and tumor resection status


Stent leakage assessment with CnTI Ultrasound
and basal CT



Hand: High sensitivity Color Doppler real-time fusion with MRI (left) and ElaXto Elastosonography Real-time fusion with MRI (right) - bone erosions (development and response to therapy) may be accurately tracked with US where the spatial orientation is supplied by the MRI scan



Sacroiliac joint: real-time Ultrasound–CT fusion identifies the best path (free from calcifications) to perform the sacroiliac joint puncture

Breast and Axilla

ElaXto Elastosonography real-time fusion with 3D Ultrasound (left) and Virtual Biopsy for real-time guidance of breast core biopsy. Free-hand electromagnetically tracked breast volume reconstruction also covering the axilla area

User defined Protocol: Biopsy, Microwaves, Radiofrequency, Laser and Cryotherapy

A dedicated environment has been developed to assist users during Cryotherapy, Radiofrequency, Microwaves and Laser Ablations.

Virtual Navigator is dedicated to interventional and ablation procedures:

  • Manual delineation of lesion margins
  • Computed calculation of lesion volume
  • Definition of expected necrotic ellipse
  • Needle tracking capability for several brands of needle

Virtual Navigator & fusion imaging - Clinical Cases


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Technology and features are system/configuration dependent. Specifications subject to change without notice. Information might refer to products or modalities not yet approved in all countries. Product images are for illustrative purposes only. For further details, please contact your Esaote sales representative.