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

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

Posted by BK Medical 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, MR Fusion Biopsy, Prostate Biopsy, bkFusion, Predictive Fusion

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, bkSpecto

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, Prostate Biopsy, bkFusion

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

Posted by BK Medical 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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Topics: Intraoperative Ultrasound, Hepatobiliary and General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Tumor Ablation

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

Posted by BK Medical 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, MR Fusion Biopsy, Prostate Biopsy, bkFusion

The Benefits of Predictive Fusion for MRI Fusion Prostate Biopsies

Posted by BK Medical on Dec 14, 2017 10:13:10 AM

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™.

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

Why Intraoperative Ultrasound is Useful for Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy Procedures

Posted by BK Medical on Nov 30, 2017 8:44:57 AM

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:

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Topics: Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Myomectomy

Using the bkFusion Ultrasound System for Guiding Prostate Biopsies: Jim Brazell

Posted by BK Medical on Nov 16, 2017 9:51:37 AM

In this video, US army veteran Jim Brazell describes how bkFusion technology helped his physician manage his prostate cancer disease process. bkFusion is the seamless integration of the bk3000 and bk5000 ultrasound systems with the best visualization and guidance software available. Watch this video with Jim Brazell to learn more about bkFusion from a patient’s perspective.   

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Topics: Urology, MR Fusion Biopsy, Prostate Biopsy, bkFusion, bk5000

The Benefits of Real-Time Intraoperative Ultrasound for Neurosurgery

Posted by BK Medical on Nov 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM

In this video, Dr. Gavin Quigley, Consultant Neurosurgeon at a large teaching hospital in Belfast, UK, talks about real-time intraoperative ultrasound for neurosurgical imaging and how he uses it in his daily practice. Real-time intraoperative ultrasound imaging helps Dr. Gavin Quigley to:

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Topics: Surgery, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine, Brain Shift, Tumor Resection