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.
Dr. Fran Martinez Ricarte is the Coordinator of Neuro-Oncology and Radiosurgery at the Neurosurgery Service of Vall d’Hebrón University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. He is a member of the Research Unit of Neurotraumatology and Neurosurgery at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research.
Mr. Somaiah Aroori, MB BS, MS (Surg), FRCS (Gen Surg) is a consultant hepatobiliary and renal transplant surgeon at Derriford Hospital and University Hospital Plymouth in the UK. He has more than 10 years of experience in the use of intraoperative ultrasound for HPB and general surgery. University Hospital Plymouth treats many patients with benign and malignant lesions in the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.
When performing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) is a good alternative to intraoperative cholangiography because it provides a fast, safe, and repeatable means of visualizing the procedure, with clear details and soft tissue delineation. Read on to learn more about the uses and benefits of laparoscopic intraoperative ultrasound when compared with other methods.
Unlike intraoperative cholangiography, iUS is non-radiating, which helps reduce radiation hazards to patients and staff. iUS has also been shown to be completed more rapidly than IOC, with one study reporting a laparoscopic ultrasound duration of 9.8 minutes versus 17.6 minutes for IOC.1
Whether you are performing open or minimally invasive surgery, intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) provides real-time visualization when you need it most.
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.
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.
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.