REAL-TIME GUIDANCE FOR INFORMED DECISION-MAKING
The Only real-time intraoperative imaging modality
Scan instantaneously and repeatedly wth iUS, while iCT and iMRI scans interrupt the surgical workflow1 and require a set scan time.
Minimum radiation hazards to the patient
Unlike iCT, intraoperative ultrasound does not involve ionizing radiation.2
Comparable gross tumor resection rates to iMRI
In a recent article, iUS has demonstrated gross total resection (GTR) for High Grade Gliomas (HGG) that is not statistically different from iMRI and 5-ALA.3
(1) Coburger J, Nabavi A, König R, Rainer Wirtz C, Pala A. Contemporary use of intraoperative imaging in glioma surgery: A survey among EANS members. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 163m 133-141 (2017).
(3) Mahboob S and Eljamel M. Intraoperative image-guided surgery in neuro-oncology with specific focus on high-grade gliomas. Future Oncology 13 (26) (2017).
EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL INTEGRATION
Brainlab Ultrasound Navigation Software provides updated and accurate images for instant navigation and enables real-time overlay of ultrasound imaging on pre-operative MRI/CT providing immediate information about brain shift.
Ultrasound Navigation Software facilitates scanning and reconstruction of 3D ultrasound data faster than intraoperative MR and CT and the digital transmission ensures no loss of ultrasound image quality.
Watch to learn more about BK Medical’s exclusive digital integration with Brainlab, and how bk5000 combined with Brainlab Navigation can be a powerful tool to provide critical information that helps neurosurgeons navigate procedures.
Dr. Michael Bartoš describes how real-time ultrasound images are overlaid onto preoperative MR or CT data, helping him identify and assess brain shift, navigate on up-to-date anatomical data, and evaluate extent of tumor resection.