Patient Satisfaction. First-attempt needle placement improves the quality of care—and reduces costs.
With epidural complications exceeding $2 billion annually in the US alone, we engineered Accuro to automate image interpretation, providing you with precision epidural guidance for first-attempt needle placement success.
Accuro combines a platform of technologies under the broader application of ultrasound to create a portable smart-phone sized device that is not only easy to use, but is also designed to help reduce needle sticks in neuraxial anesthesia administration.
The need for Accuro could not be more urgent.
According to statistics, anesthesia providers in the United States perform more than 20 million neuraxial anesthesia-related procedures each year. Of those, the correct intervertebral level is identified in only 30 percent of patients. And depending on operator skill, patient obesity, and age, between 20 and 80 percent of needle placements fail. Why? “Blind” needle guidance. Inaccurate placement leads to complications, prolonged procedures, and, of course, expense. In worst case scenarios, there’s the risk of malpractice. Patients will tell you that a failed first-try means being probed a second (or third) time. Discomfort, anxiety, and a racing heart—for the anesthesia provider and the patient—makes minutes seem like hours. The cost of epidural complications, which includes time lost due to a failed procedure, exceeds $1.5 billion annually in the US alone.
Accuro is the solution.
Performing neuraxial ultrasound with conventional machines is challenging, and studies show that using it competently requires a steep learning curve. If you’re not an expert at neuraxial ultrasound, then the Accuro is perfect for you. Lightweight, portable, untethered, and simple to use, the Accuro automates image interpretation, providing you with the automatic epidural location and depth you need to perform your procedure successfully on your first attempt. Your patients will appreciate the fact that you care enough about their comfort to invest in a device that improves the success of spinal anesthesia delivery and your medical treatment.
“Accuro is a handheld ultrasound device that can be used with just one hand, and it allows for better assessment of the neuraxial space. Not only does it allow you to have the picture of the ultrasound itself, but it has SpineNav technology that overlays and enhances the bony processes that you see, and it also gives you depth to the epidural space, which is unique to this device.”Rebecca Minehart, MD, MSHPEd
Assistant Program Director, Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM),
Anesthesia Residency Program;
Program Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital
“RIVANNA Accuro has the potential to redefine point-of-care medical ultrasonography. Portability combined with clinician-assist software technology that helps define and measure target structures makes this device unique.”Brendan Carvalho, MD
Anesthesia Provider, Stanford University Medical Center
“Accuro represents the next-generation of medical ultrasound devices. I think it will be extremely useful because of its portability, flexibility, and efficiency.”Thomas R. Hill, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
RIVANNA Clinical Advisor
“As the PI for the first clinical studies performed with Accuro, I have been impressed with the sensitivity and specificity of the automated SpineNav3D software.”Mohamed Tiouririne, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and OB/GYN
Chief, Obstetric Anesthesiology
University of Virginia