- To meet this requirement, sfm followed the idea of modifying the surface of the smooth needle by introducing circumferential grooves that are clearly visible on the ultrasound image.
- This gives the user the advantage of greater safety and improved control over the needle tip during vessel puncture. More precise puncturing is possible without the need for multiple penetrations. This leads to improved anesthesia results in the field of nerve blocks.
- The ultrasound visible needle is also useful for precisely targeted organ punctures.
- The procedure is gentle for the patient, since the need for X-ray control of the needle placement can be eliminated.