Using the bkFusion Ultrasound System for Guiding Prostate Biopsies: Jim Brazell

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Nov 16, 2017 9:51:37 AM

In this video, US army veteran Jim Brazell describes how bkFusion technology helped his physician manage his prostate cancer disease process. bkFusion is the seamless integration of the bk3000 and bk5000 ultrasound systems with the best visualization and guidance software available. Watch this video with Jim Brazell to learn more about bkFusion from a patient’s perspective.   

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Topics: Urology

The Benefits of Real-Time Intraoperative Ultrasound for Neurosurgery

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Nov 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM

In this video, Dr. Gavin Quigley, Consultant Neurosurgeon at a large teaching hospital in Belfast, UK, talks about real-time intraoperative ultrasound for neurosurgical imaging and how he uses it in his daily practice. Real-time intraoperative ultrasound imaging helps Dr. Gavin Quigley to:

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Topics: Surgery, Neurosurgery

Using the bkFusion Ultrasound System for Guiding Prostate Biopsies: Dr. Scott Sweazy

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Oct 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In this video, Dr. Sweazy of Carolina Urology Partners discusses the benefits of incorporating  bkFusion technology from BK Ultrasound into his urology practice. Because prostate cancer is the most common occurring malignancy among men in the United States and the number two cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States, Dr. Sweazy wants to diagnose his patients early on. He finds the real-time ultrasound imaging pared with the pre-exam MRI data helpful in improving his patients’ care. Watch this video with Dr. Sweazy to learn more about the bkFusion system. 

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Topics: Urology

Use of Intraoperative Ultrasound for Surgical Oncology

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Oct 5, 2017 10:54:40 AM

In this video, Dr. Robert Martin, Division Director of Surgical Oncology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, talks about intraoperative ultrasound and how he uses it in his practice for patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancies. Specifically, Dr. Martin discusses:

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Topics: Surgery

Use of Ultrasound During Two Stage Laparoscopic Liver Resection

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jun 30, 2017 5:31:57 AM

Learn more about how intraoperative ultrasound can influence operative strategy in two-stage liver resections through:
 - mapping hepatic vasculature with regards to tumors
 - defining margins of resection 
 - enabling parenchymal-preserving resection

 

Mathieu D'Hondt, MD
Dept. of Digestive and Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, AZ Groeninge Hospital, Kortrijk, Belgium

Liver resection remains the only potentially curative treatment providing long-term survival for patients with extensive bilobar colorectal liver metastases.

A two-stage hepatectomy is a potentially curative strategy that consists of:
• A first-stage procedure, where colorectal liver metastases in one hemiliver are resected. The primary colorectal tumor is often resected by combining a partial colectomy with the first-stage liver resection.
• A second-stage procedure, where all colorectal liver metastases in the contralateral hemiliver are resected.

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Topics: Surgery

Use of Ultrasound During Complex Redo Open Liver Resection

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jun 16, 2017 6:00:01 AM

 

Read about the advantages of intraoperative ultrasound in the detection of liver tumours and the planning of surgery.

Mathieu D'Hondt, MD
Dept. of Digestive and Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, AZ Groeninge Hospital, Kortrijk, Belgium

Liver resection is the standard treatment for colorectal liver metastases and has a five-year overall survival rate estimated to be as high as 58%1. However, up to 75% of patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal liver metastases will develop intrahepatic recurrence2. The modern treatment of colorectal liver metastases is based on a multidisclipinary approach. From a surgical point of view, the management of colorectal liver metastases has significantly changed over recent years.

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Topics: Surgery

Vector Flow Imaging Case Study: Technology Developed for Clinical Impact

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Apr 25, 2017 5:27:54 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 72 year-old female with a past medical history significant for diabetes and congestive heart failure presented to the emergency department with three days of worsening fatigue. “Mom just has not been acting like herself, and today seems slightly confused at times”, her daughter stated. The day prior, the patient developed a mild, dry cough and fever, with a maximum temperature of 101.2°F (38.4°C). Vital signs on arrival were:

Temperature: 100.5°F (38.1°C)
Pulse: 88 beats/min
BP: 112/76 mmHg
Respirations: 24 breaths/min
Pulse Ox: 95%

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Topics: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Yablon - Ultrasound in Neurosurgery

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Dec 30, 2016 11:05:00 AM

UCSF (University of California San Francisco) is ranked by U.S. News as a top-five hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the United States1. Recently-retired Dr. Jeffrey Yablon was a neurosurgery faculty member at UCSF, and Medical Director of Queen of the Valley, a medical center serving the Napa Valley region in Northern California. The following is from a 2014 BK Ultrasound video profile with Dr. Yablon.

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Topics: Surgery, Neurosurgery, BK Ultrasound

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: Robotic 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