Automated anatomy highlighting
for ultrasound guided needling

ScanNav Anatomy is a range of Artificial Intelligence based ultrasound software products which can automatically and in real-time, identify anatomical structures on the live anatomy ultrasound scan image.

The first product in the range is ScanNav Anatomy PNB and is being developed for use during Peripheral Nerve Block (PNB) procedures to support less experienced practitioners. Its development has been partly funded by Innovate UK.

PNB is a form of regional anaesthesia using needling that can be used for certain surgical procedures as a safer and cheaper alternative to general anaesthesia; as well as a form of pain relief (potentially reducing the need for opioid analgesia).

In May 2019, we made the first live demonstration of the ScanNav AnatomyGuide software to clinicians at the Annual Scientific Meeting of Regional Anaesthesia United Kingdom (RA-UK) and the CE and De Novo FDA filing submissions were made in Summer 2020.

Depending on regulatory approval, our aim is to bring the first variant of the product to market in the second half of 2021.

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AnatomyGuide will help tip the balance of safety and confidence in favour of performing regional anaesthesia. Our aim is to make a real clinical difference to patients by increasing the availability of regional anaesthesia through cutting edge technology.
Dr David Burckett-St.Laurent
Consultant Anaesthetist
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board