Real-time ultrasound (US)-guided venipuncture has become the standard of care due to its reduced complications and higher success rate. There are various techniques for US-guided cannulation of the internal jugular vein (IJV); the transversal and longitudinal views are the most widely used. There is a less commonly used technique that combines the benefits of both methods.
Two main techniques for central line US-guided cannulation of the IJV are based on the location of the probe relative to the vessel and are known as the transversal view and the longitudinal view. The transversal view may make it difficult to identify the tip of the needle as it enters the vein, and the longitudinal view may not allow for visualization of surrounding structures. A third and less commonly used technique, the short axis in-plan view, aims to combine the benefits of both previous methods. In this technique, the entire needle can be tracked in real time as it enters the IJV, while also providing visualization of surrounding structures.
The short axis in-plane view technique for central venous line placements allows for real-time US-guided needle venipuncture with simultaneous visualization of surrounding structures.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Journal of Emergency Medicine
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
- Ultrasound-guided central venous catheter placement: a structured review and recommendations for clinical practice.Crit Care. 2017; 21 (Accessed XXXXX): 225
- Practice Guidelines for Central Venous Access 2020.Anesthesiology. 2020; 132 (Accessed XXXXX): 8-43https://pubs.asahq.org/anesthesiology/article/132/1/8/108838/Practice-Guidelines-for-Central-Venous-Access
- Safety and efficacy of the oblique-axis plane in ultrasound-guided internal jugular vein puncture: a meta-analysis.J Int Med Res. 2018; 46 (Accessed XXXXX): 2587-2594
- Posterior triangle approach for lateral in-plane technique during hemodialysis catheter insertion via the internal jugular vein.Ann Surg Treat Res. 2015; 88 (Accessed XXXXX): 114
- An Alternate in-plane technique of ultrasound-guided internal jugular vein cannulation.J Emerg Med. 2019; 57 (Accessed XXXXX): 852-858
Published online: March 01, 2023
Accepted: February 17, 2023
Received in revised form: February 5, 2023
Received: October 15, 2022
Publication stageIn Press Uncorrected Proof
Streaming video: One brief real-time video clip that accompanies this article is available in streaming video at www.journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/jem. Click on Video Clip 1.
© 2023 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.