Study shows that combining prostate MRI with TRUS detects more clinically significant cancers

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jun 20, 2014 7:30:00 AM

An article in Forbes Magazine outlines the results of a study on men with an elevated PSA performed by researchers from the North Shore LIJ Medical Center.

Data from the study (published on June 1st in the Journal of Urology) “demonstrated that using a specialized MRI technique along with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) in men with an elevated PSA resulted in cancer detection rate that was twice as high compared to data from earlier studies that analyzed men with an elevated PSA undergoing the standard 12-core biopsy.”

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Topics: Urology

Measure Follicles on Ultrasound Quickly

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jun 6, 2014 10:00:00 AM
Did you know you can automatically measure follicles on ultrasound simply by touching their image on the ultrasound screen?
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Topics: Reproductive Medicine

SonixGPS Ultrasound Needle Guidance Technology Cleared for Nerve-Blocks by FDA

Posted by BK Ultrasound on May 2, 2014 9:00:00 AM

The FDA recently cleared the special needles used for guiding nerve blocks with SonixGPS.
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BK Now Integrates With Brainlab’s Neuronavigation System

Posted by BK Ultrasound on May 1, 2014 6:30:00 PM

Ultrasound can offer major benefits during surgery that helps clinicians view real-time shifts or changes of anatomical structures.
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Topics: Surgery, Neurosurgery

Dr. Santoro on 3D Ultrasound of the Pelvic Floor

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Apr 4, 2014 2:38:00 AM

Dr. Santoro, Chief of Pelvic Floor Unit at the Treviso Regional Hospital in Italy describes why the complexity of pelvic floor surgery and treatment necessitates a multidisciplinary approach, and explains what kind of evaluation is needed to understand the pelvic floor prior to surgery and treatment.
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Topics: Pelvic Floor

Ultrasound for Neurosurgery Applications

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Mar 27, 2014 6:30:00 PM

Watch our video interview of Dr. Quigley to learn how he uses ultrasound for neurosurgery, and the benefits he enjoys from integrating ultrasound with a guidance system. You will also learn how Dr. Quigley has successfully integrated his BK ultrasound system with BrainLab Neuronavigation technology.
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Topics: Neurosurgery

Dr. Mueller Uses Ultrasound to Identify Surgical Mesh

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jan 13, 2014 8:30:00 AM

MRI will not show the placement of mesh and neither can an X-Ray. However, one modality that can depict mesh is ultrasound. According to Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Division and Fellowship Director of Female Public Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, ultrasound is the only modality that allows her to not only detect mesh, but perform more precise mesh removal surgeries.
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Topics: Pelvic Floor

Farewell to 2013: The Most Popular Post of the Year

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Dec 30, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Thank you to all our blog readers and subscribers who followed our posts in 2013. We will continue to deliver interesting stories and educational content in 2014. Our most read post of the year was an excerpt about vascular access line placement from Dr. Brian Pollard’s e-book “Ultrasound Guidance for Vascular Access an Regional Anesthesia.” Stay tuned for more anesthesia ultrasound posts from Dr. Pollard and other authors in 2014.
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Topics: Anesthesiology

Dr. Moran Discusses Advantages of Transperineal Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsies

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Dec 11, 2013 12:00:00 PM

In our third interview segment with Dr. Moran, we get a firsthand testimonial of why he prefers performing a transperineal biopsy using ultrasound guidance to the more widely performed transrectal biopsy. “A transperineal prostate biopsy has a very high overall accuracy level. It tells us where the disease is if it’s there, and it gives us the confidence to know it’s not there if indeed the biopsies are negative. The other nice thing about this technique is it has a very low infection rate, it’s essentially zero. .”—Dr. Moran
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Topics: Urology

Analogic and Movember—a Hair Raising Success

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Dec 10, 2013 10:30:00 AM

November, a month typically known for turkey and giving thanks, took on new meaning this year at Analogic. 63 of our staff participated in Movember, a global movement to raise awareness and funds to support men’s health, which is held each November. Shockingly, most men don’t talk about their health. 92% say they wait a few days after experiencing unusual symptoms before going to the doctor. Furthermore, the majority of men only visit a physician if prodded by their significant other.
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