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Figure 1 (A and B): Needle visualization: (A) The needle is best visualized when its long axis is parallel and in line with the long axis of the transducer face and in this plane, the needle is seen as a linear echogenic structure with reverberation artifact distally (B) If the needle is not parallel to the long axis of the transducer as is often seen in deep-seated targets, it may be difficult to identify. Visualization can be improved either by holding the needle steady while moving the transducer to identify the needle or by repositioning the needle to run along the longitudinal axis of the transducer

Figure 1 (A and B): Needle visualization: (A) The needle is best visualized when its long axis is parallel and in line with the long axis of the transducer face and in this plane, the needle is seen as a linear echogenic structure with reverberation artifact distally (B) If the needle is not parallel to the long axis of the transducer as is often seen in deep-seated targets, it may be difficult to identify. Visualization can be improved either by holding the needle steady while moving the transducer to identify the needle or by repositioning the needle to run along the longitudinal axis of the transducer