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Table 1 Strengths of different neuraxial ultrasound methods

From: Artificial intelligence enhanced ultrasound (AI-US) in a severe obese parturient: a case report

Literature findings s-US AI-US
Immediate identification of anatomical structures
  Skin-to-epidural space distance
  Optimal entry point and angle for needle advancement
To be estimated Automatically calculated
  3D reconstruction Not applicable Provided by AI-implementation
 Shortening of procedure time No clear evidence Proven in different studies
 First-time pass success rate Increased Increased
What we have learnt from our case
 Applicability Whole body Selected structures
 Operator-dependent method High user dependency Lower user dependency
 Training requirement Time consuming Briefer specific training