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Seeing a Healthier Tomorrow with 3D Ultrasonography

Posted by BK Medical on Oct 20, 2015 10:44:21 AM

Pelvic floor disorders lead to hundreds of thousands of surgical interventions on female patients in the USA each year. An estimated 30% of these cases require re-operations.

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Topics: Pelvic Floor, 3D Imaging

Intraoperative Ultrasound in Neurosurgery

Posted by BK Medical on Oct 9, 2015 9:12:51 AM

Dr. Gavin Quigley is a prominent consultant neurosurgeon based at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where his team provide care for 1.8 million people. Dr. Quigley has previously worked as an advisor for HIQA (Health Information and Quality Assessment) in the Republic of Ireland and for NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) in the UK, and was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon to the National Neurosurgical Unit in Dublin, Ireland in 2006. He returned to Northern Ireland in 2009, taking up his current position at The Royal Victoria Hospital.

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Topics: Neurosurgery and Spine, bk5000

Intraoperative Ultrasound for Myomectomy Procedures 

Posted by BK Medical on Sep 18, 2015 1:40:00 PM

Dr. David Carnovale is the medical director for fertility specialty care at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and infertility, with a specialization in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. One of the procedures he performs regularly is myomectomy, the preferred fibroid treatment for women who are trying to become pregnant.

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Topics: Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, bk5000, Myomectomy

Use of Ultrasound in Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomies: Three Cases

Posted by BK Medical on Jul 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Dr. James Porter is the Director of Robotic Surgery at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. He performs prostate and kidney cancer surgeries using a DaVinci robotic surgical system guided by ultrasound. In this fascinating 30 minute video, Dr. Porter talks through three partial nephrectomy cases to demonstrate how he uses a drop-in ultrasound transducer to localize the tumor and determine the margin and depth of resection.
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Topics: Surgery, Urology, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, RAPN

New eBook: Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Brachytherapy

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 30, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Our new eBook on “Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Brachytherapy” offers an introduction to the setup and techniques associated with prostate brachytherapy.
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Topics: Urology, Prostate Brachytherapy

Multicompartment Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Imaging: Visualize Surgical Mesh with Ultrasound

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 20, 2014 10:00:00 AM

In this handbook Dr. Aparna Hegde and Dr. G Willy Davila provide an introduction to the role of multicompartment pelvic floor ultrasound imaging in the management of patients who have undergone sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence.
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Topics: Pelvic Floor, 3D Imaging

Dr. Santoro on 3D Ultrasound of the Pelvic Floor

Posted by BK Medical on Apr 4, 2014 2:38:00 AM

Dr. Santoro, Chief of Pelvic Floor Unit at the Treviso Regional Hospital in Italy describes why the complexity of pelvic floor surgery and treatment necessitates a multidisciplinary approach, and explains what kind of evaluation is needed to understand the pelvic floor prior to surgery and treatment.
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Topics: Pelvic Floor, 3D Imaging

Dr. Mueller Uses Ultrasound to Identify Surgical Mesh

Posted by BK Medical on Jan 13, 2014 8:30:00 AM

MRI will not show the placement of mesh and neither can an X-Ray. However, one modality that can depict mesh is ultrasound. According to Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Division and Fellowship Director of Female Public Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, ultrasound is the only modality that allows her to not only detect mesh, but perform more precise mesh removal surgeries.
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Topics: Pelvic Floor, 3D Imaging

Dr. Moran Discusses Advantages of Transperineal Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsies

Posted by BK Medical on Dec 11, 2013 12:00:00 PM

In our third interview segment with Dr. Moran, we get a firsthand testimonial of why he prefers performing a transperineal biopsy using ultrasound guidance to the more widely performed transrectal biopsy. “A transperineal prostate biopsy has a very high overall accuracy level. It tells us where the disease is if it’s there, and it gives us the confidence to know it’s not there if indeed the biopsies are negative. The other nice thing about this technique is it has a very low infection rate, it’s essentially zero. .”—Dr. Moran
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Topics: Urology, Prostate Biopsy