Today, we are excited to bring to market three new procedural applications for the bkSpecto ultrasound system. With this release, we’re bringing more than 40 years of specialized ultrasound guidance expertise in intraoperative procedures to anesthesia, musculoskeletal (MSK) and orthopedic, and gynecology procedures.
Predictive FusionTM is powered by MIMReslicer which reslices and reorients supine MRI images to LLD or Lithotomy position during the Radiology review thus addressing registration errors before the procedure. Unlike rigid and elastic fusion, which attempt to correct errors after the ultrasound is acquired, Predictive Fusion removes errors before acquiring the ultrasound. How? Using a proprietary on-screen tool, the radiologist reslices and reorients the MRI images to the expected biopsy position, as a result, the registration process typically requires seconds. Predictive Fusion allows you to adjust and correct before taking a biopsy and was designed to fit your traditional biopsy workflow, requiring minimal extra steps and providing a fusion you can trust.
Today, we have exciting news to share. BK Ultrasound launched the all new bkSpecto ultrasound system in the urology market.
The new bkSpecto ultrasound system is the latest member of the BK Ultrasound product family. It comes complete with what you’d expect from a BK system — superior imaging capabilities that enable real-time image guidance with an easy-to-use, mobile platform — plus a few new things. Launching first into the urology market, learn how it will help push the boundaries in your urology practice.
Dr. Robin Lundén and Dr. Ola Borgquist are anesthesiologists/ICU-physicians at Skåne University Hospital in Sweden. In this video, they demonstrate the benefits of real-time ultrasound guidance in visualizing the detailed anatomical structures of the trachea prior to the establishment of a surgical airway.
Dr. Stephan Kruck is a senior physician in the Department of Urology at University Hospital Tübingen in southern Germany, an institution renowned for its commitment and dedication to emerging medical technology. Dr. Kruck and his team have been using bkFusion - technology that fuses real-time ultrasound images with pre-exam MRI data – since April 2017.
Medical ultrasound is routinely used to detect and remove an array of ‘foreign bodies’ retained in soft tissue. Foreign bodies are typically glass, metal or vegetal (plant) based, and tend to appear hyperechoic compared to surrounding soft tissue when viewed with ultrasound. Foreign bodies are a common cause of acute pain and admission to hospital emergency departments, and present a significant risk for inflammation and infection.
In this video, Dr. Wang Hongguang, hepatobiliary surgeon at PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China talks about laparoscopic ultrasound and why it is useful for ablation procedures. Specifically, Dr. Wang Hongguang discusses:
In this video, Prostate cancer survivor Allen Wynn describes how he feels that having a doctor who uses cutting edge technology made a difference to him when he was diagnosed with a prostate cancer that required treatment. PSA tests and Digital Rectal Exams are important tools for prostate screening but often raise as many questions as they answer. Systematic biopsies don’t always give enough information to be conclusive. Fusing real-time ultrasound images with pre-exam MRI data gives you better guidance to help accurately target lesions identified in the MRI images, potentially reducing the risk of missing high-grade tumors or under-staging tumors for active surveillance. Watch this video to learn more about the bkFusion system.
Predictive Fusion™ is the new technology in bkFusion for prostate MRI Fusion biopsies.
BK Ultrasound has partnered with MIM Software to bring advanced fusion software to urologists. Predictive Fusion™ saves time and reduces your procedure steps by eliminating the need to draw ultrasound prostate contours. Watch this video for an introduction to Predictive Fusion™.
In this video, Dr. David Carnovale, Medical Director for Fertility Specialty Care at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, USA talks about intraoperative ultrasound and why it is useful for robotic-assisted myomectomy procedures. Real-time intraoperative ultrasound helps Dr. Carnovale to: