Acoustic coupling fluid for intracavitary ultrasound imaging.

The fluid is an opaque lipid emulsion with acoustic properties similar to brain tissue. This simple property, simulating the damping of acoustic waves in brain tissue, allows SonoClear to effectively eliminate image artifacts in resection cavities.

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SonoClear is:

    • Administered into the resection cavity before image acquisition
    • Easily removed from the resection cavity using suction and flushing

Relevant publications:

Norwegian superfluid is now helping brain surgeons.

Ultrasound imaging in neurosurgery: approaches to minimize surgically induced image artefacts for improved resection control.

Animal study assessing safety of an acoustic coupling fluid that holds the potential to avoid surgically induced artifacts in 3D ultrasound guided operations

SINTEF’s prize for outstanding research