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Computed tomography-guided localization with laser angle guide for thoracic procedures

Authors: Frank Cheau-Feng Lin, Stella Chin-Shaw Tsai, Hsien-Tang Tu, Yi-Lin Lai, Tzu-Chin Wu

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Computed tomography (CT)-guided lung procedures such as preoperative localizations, biopsies, and ablations are associated with morbidity even mortality. Often, the puncture angle is determined by the ‘experienced hand’ without a precise guide. We describe here the Laser Angle Guide Assembly® to direct and steer the puncture angles precisely. It decreases procedure-related complications, saves time, reduces costs, avoids repeated punctures, and minimizes radiation exposures.

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