Prostate Ultrasound Biopsy with BK Fusion Technology: Mr. Allen Wynn

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jan 4, 2018 9:20:46 AM

In this video, Prostate cancer survivor Allen Wynn describes how he feels that having a doctor who uses cutting edge technology made a difference to him when he was diagnosed with a prostate cancer that required treatment. PSA tests and Digital Rectal Exams are important tools for prostate screening but often raise as many questions as they answer. Systematic biopsies don’t always give enough information to be conclusive. Fusing real-time ultrasound images with pre-exam MRI data gives you better guidance to help accurately target lesions identified in the MRI images, potentially reducing the risk of missing high-grade tumors or under-staging tumors for active surveillance. Watch this video to learn more about the bkFusion system.  

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Topics: Urology

The Benefits of Predictive Fusion for MRI Fusion Prostate Biopsies

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Dec 14, 2017 10:13:10 AM

Predictive Fusion™ is the new technology in bkFusion for prostate MRI Fusion biopsies.
BK Ultrasound has partnered with MIM Software to bring advanced fusion software to urologists. Predictive Fusion™ saves time and reduces your procedure steps by eliminating the need to draw ultrasound prostate contours. Watch this video for an introduction to Predictive Fusion™.

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Topics: Urology

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

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

Dr. Brian J. Moran - Prostate Brachytherapy and Quality of Life

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 15, 2016 9:23:20 AM

Dr. Brian J. Moran is Medical Director at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center in Illinois and an experienced practitioner of prostate brachytherapy, having performed thousands of prostate seed implants. He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and has authored numerous publications in medical journals and textbooks.

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Topics: Urology

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

The Next Generation of Ultrasound Technology

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jan 7, 2015 10:52:00 AM

BK Ultrasound, Powered by Analogic breaks through with ultra high resolution ultrasound imaging. By adopting the gaming industry’s best streaming graphics processing and architecture, BK Ultrasound has developed a system that is both powerful and power efficient.
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Topics: Urology

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

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

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