Topics: Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine, Glioblastoma, Extent of Resection
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.
Topics: Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine, AVM Resection, Hematoma Evacuation, Craniotomy
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.
Topics: Intraoperative Ultrasound, Laparoscopic Surgery, Cholecystectomy, HPB and General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
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
Topics: Intraoperative Ultrasound, Cholecystectomy, Biliary System
Whether you are performing open or minimally invasive surgery, intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) provides real-time visualization when you need it most.
Topics: Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Advanced Laparoscopic Transducer, Hepatobiliary Surgery, General Surgery, Biliary, Liver, Pancreas
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.
Topics: Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Brainlab, Neurosurgery and Spine
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.
Topics: Surgery, bkActiv, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine
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.
Topics: bkActiv, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Hepatobiliary and General Surgery
"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.
Topics: Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine, Tumor Resection
“Brain shift makes it impossible to rely solely on the use of neuronavigation.”
We recently shared a blog post featuring Prof. Geirmund Unsgård, Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Prof. Unsgård has used ultrasound in neurosurgery for over two decades. Read our previous post here.
Topics: Surgery, Active Imaging, Intraoperative Ultrasound, Neurosurgery and Spine, Brain Shift