Needle-tissue interaction force study during simulated regional anaesthesia

Shengli Zhang, Graeme McLeod, George Corner, Panpan Qiao, Zhihong Huang, Chunming Xia (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Needle insertion usually performed with the aid of an Ultrasound (US) image in the regional anaesthesia. Getting the position of the needle tip from US requires the technical expertise and skilled anaesthetist. To detect where the needle tip is around the nerve during the needle insertion, a modified block needle attached with a force sensor is used to feedback the amount of counter force from the needle tip. This paper is to investigate whether needle force under ultrasound guidance can guide anaesthesiologists in identifying the relative position of the needle tip and nerve The goal of our research was to use the visual needle tip force to guide the anaesthetist to detect the relative positions between the needle tip and nerve.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012064
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020
Event2020 5th International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Signal Processing, ICSP 2020 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 20 Mar 202022 Mar 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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