Expanding the Utilization of Intraoperative Ultrasound in Your Daily Practice

Posted by BK Medical on Feb 27, 2024 1:22:21 PM

BK Medical continues to encourage and support surgeons incorporating intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) into their daily practice. We are committed to developing innovative ultrasound technology that provides high-resolution images in real time for soft tissue visualization. As iUS grows in popularity in cranial surgery, BK Medical is simultaneously working on improving our utilization in a variety of spinal procedures, ranging from tumor resections to minimally invasive fusion surgery.1

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Topics: Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endonasal

Seeing Beneath the Surface: Neuroendocrine Tumor Localization

Posted by BK Medical on Jan 4, 2024 7:46:24 AM

The Use of Intraoperative Ultrasound During a Robotic Caudal Pancreatectomy with Splenic Preservation

A neuroendocrine tumor (NET) is a rare type of tumor that can occur anywhere in the pancreas. Diagnosis and treatment of NETs depend on the type of tumor, its location, whether it produces excess hormones, how aggressive it is and whether it has spread to other parts of the pancreas.1

Dr. Marcos Belotto, Robotic Surgery Specialist at Celebration Florida Hospital, recently used a bk5000 ultrasound system during a pancreatic surgery case to help him locate a neuroendocrine tumor. Dr. Belotto has a PhD in Surgery from Hospital Sírio Libanês and a Masters of Surgery from Santa Casa de São Paulo.

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Topics: Robotic-Assisted Surgery, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, bk5000, General Surgery, Pancreas

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by BK Medical on Sep 1, 2023 11:18:32 AM

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Topics: Urology, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Rising to meet the need

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 27, 2023 1:28:32 PM

Unlike other markets or fields that are subject to fluctuations in supply and demand, the healthcare industry is driven by an unwavering commitment to providing the best possible care for patients. Urologists, in particular, recognize the profound significance of this mission. From performing targeted biopsies and developing minimally invasive treatment plans, urologists devote considerable effort to delivering optimal care.

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Topics: Urology, bkActiv, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound

The Clinical Value of Intraoperative Ultrasound in Hepatobiliary and General Surgery

Posted by BK Medical on Jul 22, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Whether you are performing open or minimally invasive surgery, intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) provides real-time visualization when you need it most.

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Topics: Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Advanced Laparoscopic Transducer, Hepatobiliary Surgery, General Surgery, Biliary, Liver, Pancreas

Real-Time Intraoperative Ultrasound Benefits: Neurosurgery and Spine

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 23, 2021 9:08:00 AM

Neurosurgeons need clear, real-time imaging during neurosurgical and spine procedures. It is important to have a solution that offers visual guidance to support decision-making at every stage of the procedure.

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Topics: Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Brainlab, Neurosurgery and Spine

Intraoperative Imaging for Chiari Decompression: Case Study

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 17, 2021 8:26:08 AM

Dr. Edward A. Duckworth, MD, MS, FAANS is Director of Neurosurgery for St. Luke’s Health System. He is an intracranial-focused neurosurgeon with fellowship training in cerebrovascular and cranial base surgery, as well as in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology.

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Topics: Surgery, bkActiv, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine

Real-Time Intraoperative Ultrasound Benefits: Hepatobiliary and General Surgery

Posted by BK Medical on Jun 1, 2021 8:27:00 AM

Hepatobiliary and general surgeons need clear visibility during open surgery and minimally invasive surgery. It is important to have a guidance tool that enables critical decision-making at every stage of their procedures.

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Topics: bkActiv, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Hepatobiliary and General Surgery

Guiding Tumor Resections in Neurosurgery with Intraoperative Ultrasound: Prof. Geirmund Unsgård

Posted by BK Medical on Feb 5, 2020 1:18:19 PM

"Ultrasound is very important for tumor resection because of brain shift and the need to see residual tumor and the tumor border."

Recently, we introduced you to Prof. Geirmund Unsgård, Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). We have talked with Prof. Unsgård about using intraoperative ultrasound in neurosurgery and how the use of intraoperative ultrasound can help account for brain shift during neurosurgery. Today, we are talking with Professor Unsgård about the visualization and planning of tumor resection surgeries.

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

Ultrasound Adds Valuable Information to Help Plan Prostate Biopsies

Posted by BK Medical on Dec 4, 2019 11:32:02 AM

Recently, we spoke with Dr. Jos J. Immerzeel, the radiation oncologist at Andros Mannenkliniek (The Andros Men’s Health Institutes) in Amsterdam. Dr. Immerzeel uses bkFusion to plan and guide transperineal prostate biopsies using local anesthesia, which you can read about here.

For Dr. Immerzeel, an MR-ultrasound fusion biopsy using bkFusion takes approximately 20 minutes, and patients usually spend less than an hour at the clinic. One reason for the short procedure time is that the MRI contours have been done beforehand, so the patient spends very little time on the table.

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Topics: Urology, MR Fusion Biopsy, Active Imaging, Prostate Biopsy, bkFusion