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Active imaging gives you information that enables critical decision-making.

Active imaging with intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) gives you the real-time information you need, helping you confirm or update your operative plan, make informed clinical decisions, and achieve your organ-sparing procedures.

Learn about our intuitively simple active imaging solutions, designed to reduce the iUS learning curve and make it easy to elevate your procedures.


Up to

of surgical plans change when using

intraoperative ultrasound during hepatic resections1,2,3,4

Liver mass, visualized with I-Shaped Transducer

Pancreatic head mass, visualized with Biplane Transducer

Use of intraoperative ultrasound can influence

surgical decision-making in up to

of pancreatic resections



Surgical Visualization and Guidance Systems

  • Enhanced Visualization: Improved algorithms for greater details around lesion borders, and automated high-resolution image settings.
  • Monitor Progress: Compare live images with previous scans simultaneously using Dual Live Compare and Picture in Picture modes.
  • Surgeon Control: Remote control allows surgeon control of the image in the sterile field.
  • Simple and Customizable UI: Intuitively simple, Tru-Sense™ touch screen with customized user profiles for Basic to Advanced usage.
  • Adjustable Monitor: View images in portrait or landscape orientation, with monitor on an extendable, flexible arm for small spaces.
  • On-Demand Videos: Instructional videos on the system to quickly refresh on image orientation and needle guide assembly.

View System

  • High-resolution, real-time images with superb anatomical details.
  • Immediate, auto-optimized imaging using the No-touch Autogain and Auto Focus features.
  • Up to two hours of plug-free imaging.
  • Sterilizable remote control for convenient control of the system in the sterile field.
  • Small system footprint to fit in the OR.


View System

Fully sterilizable, specialized transducers, no matter your approach

Intraoperative Transducer I14C5I
I-shaped transducer ideal visualizing anatomy in transverse and sagittal planes.
Intraoperative Transducer I14C5T
T-shaped transducer with a wide near-field view, ideal for visualizing anatomy in transverse and sagittal planes.
Intraoperative Biplane Transducer I12C5b
Features simultaneous visualization of transverse and sagittal planes designed for guiding biopsies, needle placements, and ablation procedures of the liver.
Mini-T Transducer I12C5
High-resolution finger transducer designed for intraoperative imaging of the pancreas with flexible imaging for open and hybrid techniques and integrated needle guidance for predictable intervention in ablation procedures.
Advanced Laparoscopic Transducer I13C3f*
Provides high-resolution imaging for clear visualization of anatomy, with 4-way flexible tip allowing good organ contact and access to difficult-to-reach areas, a laser feature ideal for visualizing needle trajectory, and specially designed needle guidance channels.
Robotic-Assisted Transducer Rob12C4*
Excellent image quality and a wide field of view for visualization of critical anatomy, and a highly flexible cable and small transducer profile for access to difficult-to-reach areas.

  1. D’Hondt M, Vandenbroucke-Menu F, Préville-Ratelle S, et al. Is intra-operative ultrasound still useful for the detection of a hepatic tumour in the era of modern pre-operative imaging? HPB. 2011;13(9):665-669. doi:10.1111/j.1477-2574.2011.00349.x
  2. Langella S, Russolillo N, Perotti S, Ostuni E, Forchino F, Ferrero A. Intraoperative ultrasound staging for colorectal liver metastases in the era of liver-specific magnetic resonance imaging: is it still worthwhile? HPB. 2019;21. doi:10.1016/j.hpb.2019.10.1261
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK6975/
  4. https://www.sages.org/publications/guidelines/guidelines-for-the-use-of-laparoscopic-ultrasound/
  5. Kolesnik O, Lukashenko A, Shudrak A, Golovko T, Lavryk G, Huralevych J. Intraoperative ultrasonography in pancreatic surgery: Staging and resection guidance. Experimental Oncology. 2015;37(4):285-291. doi:10.31768/2312-8852.2015.37(4):285-291

*The Rob12C4 Robotic Transducer is compatible with bk5000 software version 5.16.2 and higher and bkActiv software version of 5.16.4 and higher.

bkActiv is not available in all countries. Ask your local representative about your options.

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