Using Intraoperative Ultrasound in Neurosurgery: Prof. Geirmund Unsgård

Posted by BK Medical on Jul 3, 2019 8:57:09 AM

"In neurosurgery, you should be sure, and ultrasound gives you
certainty and makes you feel confident as a surgeon."

Geirmund Unsgård is Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he worked for 30 years. For 22 years he served as Chief of the Neurosurgical Department at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, in Trondheim, Norway. An expert of ultrasound-guided neurosurgery, Prof. Unsgård has used intraoperative ultrasound imaging to guide his neurosurgical procedures for over two decades.

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Topics: Neurosurgery

The Value of Ultrasound in Colorectal Examination and Treatment: Case Study

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 19, 2019 12:43:35 PM

The Pelvic Floor Center at Skåne University Hospital is the only one of its kind in Sweden. Its five surgeons and support staff dedicate their expertise to advanced proctology, and their combined knowledge and experience make the center Sweden’s most advanced referral unit for complex colorectal issues.

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Topics: Surgery, Pelvic Floor

Anesthesia, Musculoskeletal, and Women’s Health Ultrasound Procedures Now Available for bkSpecto

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 5, 2019 10:47:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Musculoskeletal, Reproductive Medicine, Anesthesiology

The Benefits of Predictive Fusion for MRI Fusion Prostate Biopsies Versus Rigid and Elastic Fusion

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 5, 2018 11:53:52 AM

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.

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Topics: Urology

Introducing New bkSpecto Ultrasound System Now Available for Urology

Posted by BK Ultrasound on May 19, 2018 3:00:48 AM

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.

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Topics: Urology

A Demonstration of Ultrasound-Guided Identification of Airway Structures Essential for the Establishment of a Surgical Airway

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Mar 22, 2018 8:55:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Anesthesiology

Case Study: A Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Procedure Performed with bkFusion

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Mar 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Urology, MR Fusion Biopsy

The Value of Ultrasound in the Detection of Foreign Bodies

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Feb 1, 2018 9:36:24 AM

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.

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Topics: Surgery

Dr. Wang Hongguang discusses why laparoscopic ultrasound is useful for ablation procedures

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jan 18, 2018 9:13:06 AM

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:

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Prostate Ultrasound Biopsy with BK Fusion Technology: Mr. Allen Wynn

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jan 4, 2018 9:20:46 AM

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.  

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Topics: Urology