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The Clinical Value of Intraoperative Ultrasound in Hepatobiliary and General Surgery

Posted by BK Medical on Jul 22, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Whether you are performing open or minimally invasive surgery, intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) provides real-time visualization when you need it most.

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Topics: Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Advanced Laparoscopic Transducer, Hepatobiliary Surgery, General Surgery, Biliary, Liver, Pancreas

Visualize Success with the New Advanced Laparoscopic Transducer

Posted by BK Medical on Jul 12, 2021 10:45:00 AM

When you are looking for a way to visualize anatomy and guide your procedure during laparoscopic hepatobiliary surgeries, use real-time active imaging. The combination of intraoperative imaging and BK Medical’s new Advanced Laparoscopic Transducer (I13C3f*) helps guide your procedures and support decision-making. Designed with an ergonomic handle, the fully sterilizable transducer features Smart Button™ for complete control, dual needle channels, and integrated needle guidance for biopsy and ablation. Overall, the Advanced Laparoscopic Transducer is designed for enhanced visualization and guidance in laparoscopic hepatobiliary procedures.

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Topics: Advanced Laparoscopic Transducer, General Surgery, Biliary, Liver, Pancreas, HPB

Real-Time Intraoperative Ultrasound Benefits: Neurosurgery and Spine

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 23, 2021 10:08:00 AM

Neurosurgeons need clear, real-time imaging during neurosurgical and spine procedures. It is important to have a solution that offers visual guidance to support decision-making at every stage of the procedure.

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Topics: Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Brainlab, Neurosurgery and Spine

Intraoperative Imaging for Chiari Decompression: Case Study

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 17, 2021 9:26:08 AM

Dr. Edward A. Duckworth, MD, MS, FAANS is Director of Neurosurgery for St. Luke’s Health System. He is an intracranial-focused neurosurgeon with fellowship training in cerebrovascular and cranial base surgery, as well as in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology.

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Topics: Surgery, bkActiv, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine

Real-Time Intraoperative Ultrasound Benefits: Hepatobiliary and General Surgery

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 1, 2021 9:27:00 AM

Hepatobiliary and general surgeons need clear visibility during open surgery and minimally invasive surgery. It is important to have a guidance tool that enables critical decision-making at every stage of their procedures.

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Topics: bkActiv, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Hepatobiliary and General Surgery

Guiding Tumor Resections in Neurosurgery with Intraoperative Ultrasound: Prof. Geirmund Unsgård

Posted by BK Medical on Feb 5, 2020 2:18:19 PM

"Ultrasound is very important for tumor resection because of brain shift and the need to see residual tumor and the tumor border."

Recently, we introduced you to Prof. Geirmund Unsgård, Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). We have talked with Prof. Unsgård about using intraoperative ultrasound in neurosurgery and how the use of intraoperative ultrasound can help account for brain shift during neurosurgery. Today, we are talking with Professor Unsgård about the visualization and planning of tumor resection surgeries.

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Topics: Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine, Tumor Resection

What Is Predictive Fusion?

Posted by BK Medical on Jan 7, 2020 4:44:56 PM

There is a better chance of successful treatment of prostate cancer when it is detected early and confined to the prostate gland.1 Increasingly, multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is being recommended before biopsy as part of a prostate cancer pathway.2 Compared with TRUS-biopsy, mpMRI has significantly better sensitivity and negative predictive value for clinically important prostate cancer.2 If used as a triage test before first prostate biopsy, mpMRI could reduce unnecessary biopsies by a quarter; mpMRI could also reduce over-diagnosis of clinically insignificant prostate cancer and improve detection of clinically significant cancer.2

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Topics: MR Fusion Biopsy, Prostate Biopsy, bkFusion, Predictive Fusion

Ultrasound Adds Valuable Information to Help Plan Prostate Biopsies

Posted by BK Medical on Dec 4, 2019 12:32:02 PM

Recently, we spoke with Dr. Jos J. Immerzeel, the radiation oncologist at Andros Mannenkliniek (The Andros Men’s Health Institutes) in Amsterdam. Dr. Immerzeel uses bkFusion to plan and guide transperineal prostate biopsies using local anesthesia, which you can read about here.

For Dr. Immerzeel, an MR-ultrasound fusion biopsy using bkFusion takes approximately 20 minutes, and patients usually spend less than an hour at the clinic. One reason for the short procedure time is that the MRI contours have been done beforehand, so the patient spends very little time on the table.

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Topics: Urology, MR Fusion Biopsy, Active Imaging, Prostate Biopsy, bkFusion

Using Intraoperative Ultrasound to Correct for Brain Shift: Prof. Geirmund Unsgård

Posted by BK Medical on Nov 13, 2019 3:02:00 PM

“Brain shift makes it impossible to rely solely on the use of neuronavigation.”

We recently shared a blog post featuring Prof. Geirmund Unsgård, Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Prof. Unsgård has used ultrasound in neurosurgery for over two decades. Read our previous post here.

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Topics: Surgery, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine, Brain Shift

bkFusion for Transperineal Prostate Biopsies with Local Anesthesia

Posted by BK Medical on Oct 2, 2019 10:23:25 AM

Dr. Jos Immerzeel has performed over 1000 MR-ultrasound prostate biopsy procedures using bkFusion. He currently carries out bkFusion procedures at Andros Mannenkliniek in Amsterdam, and his preferred method is transperineal (TP) biopsies with local anesthesia.

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Topics: Urology, MR Fusion Biopsy, Prostate Biopsy, bkFusion