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