Dr. Robert Martin Discusses Why He Uses Ultrasound in His Oncology Practice

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Aug 11, 2014 6:30:00 AM

Dr. Robert Martin, Division Director of Surgical Oncology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, talks about how he uses intraoperative ultrasound in patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancies.

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Topics: Surgery

Ultrasound-Guided Infraclavicular Catheter Placement

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Aug 5, 2014 3:04:00 AM

Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates an ultrasound-guided infraclavicular catheter for post-operative pain control after an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of a hand fracture. The video is filmed at the Andrews Institute in Florida.
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Topics: Anesthesiology

Ultrasound-Guided TAP Block: Posterior Approach

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 29, 2014 10:06:00 AM

In this "Blockjocks" video from the Andrews Institute, Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates an ultrasound guided tap block for an inguinal hernia surgery. Dr. Winchester identifies relevant anatomy on ultrasound, starting at 3:15:

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Topics: Anesthesiology

Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Nerve Block

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 28, 2014 9:06:00 AM

In this "Blockjocks" video from the Andrews Institute, Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates an ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus nerve block for a distal biceps tendon repair and carpal tunnel repair. Video highlights include:
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Topics: Anesthesiology

Ultrasound-guided Adductor Canal Catheter: Oblique Approach

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 23, 2014 8:30:00 AM


In this “Blockjocks” video from the Andrews Institute, Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates a new ultrasound-guided adductor canal catheter technique for post-operative pain control. Dr. Winchester takes an oblique approach that stays as proximal as possible while still maintaining motor sparing.
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Topics: Anesthesiology

How Old is your Ultrasound System?

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 17, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Ultrasound technology has come a long way over the past decade. Physicians who have upgraded from older systems have been astounded with the improvement in image quality.
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Topics: Musculoskeletal

Use of Ultrasound in Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomies: Three Cases

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Dr. James Porter is the Director of Robotic Surgery at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. He performs prostate and kidney cancer surgeries using a DaVinci robotic surgical system guided by ultrasound. In this fascinating 30 minute video, Dr. Porter talks through three partial nephrectomy cases to demonstrate how he uses a drop-in ultrasound transducer to localize the tumor and determine the margin and depth of resection.
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Topics: Robotic-assisted Surgery

New eBook: Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Brachytherapy

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jun 30, 2014 12:00:00 PM


Our new eBook on “Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Brachytherapy” offers an introduction to the setup and techniques associated with prostate brachytherapy.
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Topics: Urology

Sonic Window Handheld Ultrasound in Clinical Use

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jun 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Dr. Michael Blavais had a chance to use the Sonic Window in a busy emergency department with high acuity patients and wrote about his experience.

In April we introduced Sonic Window, a new ultra-compact handheld ultrasound that helps to guide peripheral intravenous access (PIV). The system will be available for purchase in September this year, but in the meantime Dr. Michael Blavais had a chance to use it in a busy emergency department with high acuity patients and wrote about his experience.

 

Dr. Blavais scanned and cannulated eight patients. Vein location included antecubital, cephalic, basilic, forearm veins as well as an external jugular. Noteworthy clinical examples included a chronically ill 67-year-old woman on dialysis who first went through multiple failed blind attempts at cannulation, and a 20-year-old non-compliant diabetic man who was a frequent ED user whose external jugular veins were used up previously and could no longer be palpated or seen.


 
You can download and read the entire four-page report here: The Sonic Window: a Novel Vascular Access Device.

 

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Multicompartment Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Imaging: Visualize Surgical Mesh with Ultrasound

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jun 20, 2014 10:00:00 AM


In this handbook Dr. Aparna Hegde and Dr. G Willy Davila provide an introduction to the role of multicompartment pelvic floor ultrasound imaging in the management of patients who have undergone sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence.
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Topics: Pelvic Floor