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The AEN - Concept ...

... is a new concept for ultrasound diagnostics and interventions. From conventional anatomy, over axial anatomy to 1:1 illustrations, animations for needle interventions and standardized illustrated ultrasound clips. This completely new development shows complex 3D animation (with a „flight into the body“), which is like taking “a virtual journey into the body”.


Usually, we know frontal and sagittal planes from anatomy books. These historical planes are only used for overviewing the target regions.

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Axial Anatomy

Axial anatomic cryo-slices through the human body facilitate the understanding of the generated ultrasound pictures.

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1:1 Illustration

By overlaying the anatomical cryo-slices 1:1 with different colour-illustrated graphical elements, we built exact illustrations of the real ultrasound anatomy.

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Needle interventions

In graphical animations, we show needle guidance for ultrasound-guided interventions. Thereby, distance of the needle to the probe, needle advancement and the spread of the local anaesthetic can be described.

Ultrasound clips

Ultrasound clips are stopped, being standardized illustrated, landmarks are defined and the interventional needle may be highlighted. Thereby, the ultrasound-guided intervention seems to be analogous to the simulated intervention in illustrated anatomical pictures.

3D - Animation

A “virtual journey into the body“ is an instrument to get an understanding for complex anatomical situations. Do you have any idea about the paravertebral anatomy?

AEN won the German „DGAI Thieme Teaching Award 2015“
The prize was awarded at Germany´s largest Anaesthesiology Conference in Düsseldorf

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