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Craniotomy Transducer N13C5
has outstanding image quality with a wide field of view and deep penetration, enabling an overview of the lesion and anatomy, and helping determine adequacy of lesion removal.
Burr Hole Transducer N11C5s
has deep penetration and a small footprint to guide burr hole procedures with precision, including shunt placements and biopsies.
Hockey Stick Transducer X18L5s
provides excellent resolution in the extreme near-field. It is ideal for use in spinal procedures and within cranial resection cavities as its flexible tip can be adjusted to 0°, 30°, 60°, and 90° positions.
Minimally Invasive Transducer N20P6
is BK’s smallest transducer making it ideal for accessing hard-to-reach areas in endonasal skull base, cranial endoport, and spinal procedures.



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).
(2) https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/medical-imaging/ultrasound-imaging
(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).


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.

BK Medical Systems

  • Neurosurgeon Controlled: Sterilizable remote control for convenient operation of the system in the sterile field.
  • Small Footprint: Scanner design integrates seamlessly into the OR.
  • Simple & Easy to Use: Intuitive keyboard design.
  • Exclusive Digital Integration with Brainlab: Full play & play experience to overlay iUS with pre-operative MRI and CT scans.
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The Minimally Invasive Transducer N20P6 has not been licensed by Health Canada or CE-marked; N20P6 is compatible with bk5000 software version 5.16.2 and higher.
The Minimally Invasive Transducer N20P6 is compatible with NICO BrainPath® (diameters 11-13.5 mm; lengths 50-95 mm), Vycor ViewSite™ Brain Access System (widths: 12-28 mm; heights: 8-20mm; lengths: 3-7cm), and Neuroendoport® (diameters greater than 13 mm; lengths: 5.5-8.5 cm).
Use of the Hockey Stick Transducer X18L5s for intraoperative (neuro) has not been CE-marked.

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