The Value of Ultrasound in the Detection of Foreign Bodies

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Feb 1, 2018 9:36:24 AM

Medical ultrasound is routinely used to detect and remove an array of ‘foreign bodies’ retained in soft tissue. Foreign bodies are typically glass, metal or vegetal (plant) based, and tend to appear hyperechoic compared to surrounding soft tissue when viewed with ultrasound. Foreign bodies are a common cause of acute pain and admission to hospital emergency departments, and present a significant risk for inflammation and infection.

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Topics: Surgery

Why Intraoperative Ultrasound is Useful for Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy Procedures

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Nov 30, 2017 8:44:57 AM

In this video, Dr. David Carnovale, Medical Director for Fertility Specialty Care at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, USA talks about intraoperative ultrasound and why it is useful for robotic-assisted myomectomy procedures. Real-time intraoperative ultrasound helps Dr. Carnovale to:

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Topics: Surgery, Robotic-assisted Surgery

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

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, Intraoperative 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, Intraoperative 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, Intraoperative Surgery

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

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: Surgery, Robotic-assisted Surgery

The Benefits of Ultrasound in Robotic Surgery

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Apr 28, 2016 10:30:00 AM
 
We recently spoke with Dr. Omer Karim about his urology surgery practice. Dr. Karim is a consultant urologic surgeon in the UK and has specialized in robotic surgery for the last 10 years.
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Topics: Surgery, Urology, Robotic-assisted Surgery

Laparoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Tumor Ablation [Video]

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jan 28, 2016 3:15:34 PM

Professor Hongguang Wang is a hepatobiliary surgeon at the Chinese PLA General Hospital, in Beijing, China, one of the largest hospitals in the country. The facility has five sections in the hepatobiliary surgery department: hepatic surgery, biliary surgery, pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and liver transplantation surgery. Dr. Wang is in charge of the minimally invasive surgery section. There, he performs laparoscopic hepatectomies, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, and laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.

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Topics: Surgery, Intraoperative Surgery