From Encapson



Encapson developed Sono-Coat™, a best in class coating-based visibility system that significantly improves the ultrasound visibility of medical devices in the body, leading to better patient outcomes. 

Sono-Coat™ is a game-changing technology in situations “when precision counts”. It enables precise targeting of objects in deeper tissue structures (e.g. liver and kidney biopsies) and supports the physician in performing accurate, safe and error-free ultrasound-guided minimally invasive procedures.
Standard medical devices have a poor visibility in ultrasound imaging, which creates a risk when carrying out interventions. Sono-Coat™ catheters and needles are clearly visible in the image, allowing for effortless location from any possible angle.

Encapson has defined a new standard for ultrasound visibility in imaging minimally invasive procedures. In a comparative study, published in GIE, 60 endoscopists and interventional radiologists performed a blind review of the ultrasound visibility of 10 different echogenic biopsy needles (laser-etched, dimpled, sand-blasted and Sono-Coated™). The Sono-Coat™ needle outperformed (p<0.01) all currently available needles and was ranked number 1 in ultrasound visibility.



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