Needle Guides

Ultrasound is used across a variety of specialties to perform many types of interventions, including biopsy and point-of-care procedures. Needle visualization is critical. The use of a needle guide keeps the needle aligned with the ultrasound probe’s sound beam, leading to:

  • Improved needle visualization
  • Reduced procedure time
  • Confident clinical outcomes

Fujifilm Sonosite has partnered with CIVCO to custom-design needle guide brackets for a wide range of Sonosite transducers. Needle Guide Starter Kits are available for purchase with your Sonosite point-of-care ultrasound system.

Infiniti Plus™ In-Plane Ultrasound Needle Guides

CIVCO's Infiniti Plus Needle Guidance System utilizes a two-part system consisting of custom reusable bracket and the disposable snap-on needle guide. The Infiniti Plus needle guide allows instruments to be positioned in the scan plane, providing a safe, efficient means for ultrasound-guided puncture procedures. The unique open channel design with infinite angle capabilities of the single-use guide allows for shallow and deep access during procedures such as tissue biopsy, fluid aspiration and catheter placement.

Sonosite C5-1 transducer and Civco Infiniti Plus™ in-plane needle guide
Sonosite C5-1 transducer and Civco Infiniti Plus™ in-plane needle guide
Sonosite L19-5 transducer and Civco AccuSITE™ out-of-plane needle guide
Sonosite L19-5 transducer and Civco AccuSITE™ out-of-plane needle guide

AccuSITE™ Out-of-Plane Ultrasound Needle Guides

CIVCO's AccuSITE Needle Guidance System utilizes a two-part system consisting of a custom reusable bracket and a disposable snap-on needle guide called AccuSITE. The AccuSITE needle guide is placed on the side of the probe, allowing out-of-plane (OOP) access. AccuSITE allows shallow access and improves first-time success rates in procedures such as central line placement. The single-use guide offers an intuitive, easy-to-use design that is ready for use after just one click; no additional assembly is required. AccuSITE features a large colored tab for simple quick-release function, allowing easy detachment of the needle from the transducer.