Ultrasound in Anesthesiology

Ultrasound has changed the way many anesthesiologists practice medicine. It is well documented that ultrasound visualization reduces complications, increases patient satisfaction and improves outcomes when placing central lines or performing Nerve Blocks and it has a valuable role to play in surgery and peri-operative assessments. One of the limiting factors in the adoption of new techniques for anesthesiology is the learning curve, particularly when it comes to cardiac scanning in peri-operative assessment. New AI technologies can help with this.

Ultrasound uses include, but are not limited to:  

  • Vascular access
  • Peripheral IV’s
  • Arterial Lines
  • Regional Nerve Blocks (Upper, Lower)  
  • Pain Management (Chronic and Acute)  
  • Perioperative POCUS 
  • Thoracentesis & Paracentesis  
  • IVC – Fluid Responsiveness  
  • Gastric contents and volume
  • Lung evaluation   
  • Endo-tracheal tube placement – airway management

Kosmos Advantages in Anesthesiology

  • Excellent Image Resolution – Kosmos no compromise image quality provides detailed anatomical information for procedural use and peri-operative assessments.
  • Optimized Presets – Kosmos can be optimized for lung, nerve, vascular, heart and abdominal anatomy, with easy to access automated presets.
  • Procedural Safety –  Compound imaging on Lexsa provides improved visualization of anatomical structures and the needle path. 
  • Peri-operative Assessment – Cardiac and abdominal imaging with one probe, with advanced feature sets for complete peri-operative assessment.
Image of Brachial Plexus on Kosmos Bridge with Lexsa transducer
Image of Kosmos AI- Trio on Kosmos Bridge with Torso-One transducer
  • US2.AI –  For Peri-operative assessment, US2.AI software on the Kosmos gathers data and delivers automated reports for cardiac function and valve disease as the data is acquired and eliminates operator variance. No waiting for answers, or spending valuable time manually measuring.
  • Kosmos TRIO – Kosmos AI driven Guiding, Grading and Labeling of the heart, allows less experienced users to be confident they are achieving optimal imaging planes for taking more accurate measurements.
  • AI for Systolic Cardiac Function – Achieve an automatic report of EF and SV in seconds. 
  • Availability – Use Kosmos as a ultraportable device, or wheel to the bedside on our space efficient AI stand. Kosmos is always ready and available. 
  • Easy to Clean – Use Kosmos in situations where cleaning can take larger systems out of action.
  • 5 Year Warranty – The point-of-care environment can be demanding on any product . We have you covered.
  • Battery Life –  Ninety minutes of continuous scanning time allows for reliability during critical times.
  • HIPAA compliant
Image of Kosmos AI Stand, Kosmos Carrying Bag, and Kosmos Bridge

Preferred Configuration for Anesthesiology

The following configuration provides comprehensive imaging and feature sets for Anesthesiology. In some clinical settings only one probe may be needed. Please contact EchoNous and we would be delighted to discuss your individual requirements.

Kosmos Lexsa Linear Array

  • 4-11 MHz probe with compound imaging for high definition
  • Color Doppler
  • PW Doppler -coming soon
  • Superficial nerve blocks
  • Central line placements
  • Peripheral IV
  • Lung imaging

Torso-One Phased Array Probe

  • 2-5 MHz probe with Top Tier image quality, color, Pulsed and Continuous Wave Doppler, TDI.
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Assessments of cardiac function and valve disease with AI
  • Assessment of venous congestion
  • Gastric contents
  • IVC

Kosmos Bridge or Android tablet for display

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AI Station and/or Kosmos Essential Bag

Image of Kosmos portable Bridge, Torso-One, and Lexsa device for POCUS