Ultrasound Guidance Opens New Doors in Robotic Surgery

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Nov 15, 2016 12:19:43 PM

The following story is an exerpt from a 2012 article,"Ultrasound Opens New Doors in Robotic Surgery," by Lisa Fratt of Health Imaging.

Since its introduction more than a decade ago, robotic-assisted surgery has stood out as a game-changer. The robotic console provides a robust platform to enable minimally invasive procedures in urologic, cardiothoracic, gynecologic and general surgical procedures. Today, robotic surgery is witnessing an evolution. The most recent surgical ultrasound systems, specifically BK Ultrasound systems for robotic surgery, are ushering in a new level of precision and diagnostic confidence. Intraoperative robotic-assisted ultrasound helps surgeons to perform more complex procedures robotically with potentially improved outcomes, particularly in radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy.

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Topics: Surgery, Robotic-assisted Surgery

Ultrasound-Guidance for Nerve Blocks in Pediatrics

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Oct 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Dr. Karen Boretsky is director of the Perioperative Regional Anesthesia Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and a lecturer in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. She is also a valued BK Ultrasound key opinion leader, and has recently shared her expertise in the development of a forthcoming, small-footprint pediatric transducer.

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Topics: Anesthesiology

EMED Case Study: Identifying Endometrioma with Ultrasound

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Sep 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Jerry Chiricolo, MD FACEP
Chief, Division of Clinical Ultrasound, New York Methodist Hospital, USA




A 26-year-old female, with no significant past medical history, presented to the emergency department complaining of severe lower abdominal pain. It began as moderate intensity, right lower quadrant (RLQ) pain and was associated with her menses beginning six days prior; however, it acutely worsened two hours prior to arrival. The pain was now sharp and localized to the RLQ, and radiated to the lower back. On presentation, the patient appeared in moderate distress with normal vital signs. The patient was evaluated by the emergency medicine physician who elicited right adnexal tenderness on physical examination. The clinical concerns included ovarian torsion and an immediate point-of-care ultrasound was performed. 

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Topics: Emergency Medicine

EMED Case Study: Identifying Intraperitoneal Free Air with Ultrasound

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Sep 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Christopher C. Raio, MD MBA FACEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY, USA Progressive Emergency Physicians



A 55-year-old male with a past medical history significant for gastroesophageal reflux disease and hypertension presented to the emergency department, complaining of severe abdominal pain and distention. The patient stated that the pain began to develop while attending a party the previous evening. The pain was sharp, greater in the upper-abdominal area, and worsened throughout the course of the night. On presentation at the emergency department, the patient was tachycardic, diaphoretic, and appeared to be in moderate distress, exhibiting diffuse abdominal tenderness. The patient was immediately evaluated by the emergency department team, placed on telemetry monitoring, intravenous access was gained and hydration initiated, and appropriate blood specimens were collected. The emergency medicine resident decided to perform a focused abdominal ultrasound to help elucidate the cause of the patient’s undifferentiated acute abdominal pain.

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Topics: Emergency Medicine

How to: Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Block

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 19, 2016 10:26:27 AM

This article, an excerpt from our eBook “Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia” by Dr. Brandon Winchester, co-founder of blockjocks.com, discusses the approaches and anatomy of an ultrasound-guided axillary block.

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Topics: Anesthesiology

Dr. Brian J. Moran - Prostate Brachytherapy and Quality of Life

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 15, 2016 9:23:20 AM

Dr. Brian J. Moran is Medical Director at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center in Illinois and an experienced practitioner of prostate brachytherapy, having performed thousands of prostate seed implants. He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and has authored numerous publications in medical journals and textbooks.

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Topics: Urology

The Benefits of Ultrasound in Robotic Surgery

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Apr 28, 2016 10:30:00 AM
We recently spoke with Dr. Omer Karim about his urology surgery practice. Dr. Karim is a consultant urologic surgeon in the UK and has specialized in robotic surgery for the last 10 years.
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Topics: Surgery, Urology, Robotic-assisted Surgery

Introducing the bk3500 Ultrasound System for Regional Anesthesia

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Mar 3, 2016 8:50:00 AM

Dr. Hereford discusses how the bk3500 point of care ultrasound system helps him address some of the challenges he faces as an anesthesiologist. You may have found yourself in a situation similar to the one described below.

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Topics: Anesthesiology

Laparoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Tumor Ablation [Video]

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jan 28, 2016 3:15:34 PM

Professor Hongguang Wang is a hepatobiliary surgeon at the Chinese PLA General Hospital, in Beijing, China, one of the largest hospitals in the country. The facility has five sections in the hepatobiliary surgery department: hepatic surgery, biliary surgery, pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and liver transplantation surgery. Dr. Wang is in charge of the minimally invasive surgery section. There, he performs laparoscopic hepatectomies, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, and laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.

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Topics: Surgery, Intraoperative Surgery

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia [Free eBook]

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Nov 18, 2015 5:15:20 PM

Anesthesiologists have only been incorporating ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia into their practice for about 10 years. Using ultrasound allows clinicians to visualize their needle and target structures with confidence, while also avoiding structures in the needle’s path, potentially decreasing complications.

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Topics: Anesthesiology