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Ultrasound for Prostate Imaging and Biopsy

Prostate Volume Assist

Our first, urology-based, AI-driven technology for prostate measurements in ultrasound

Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), Prostate Volume Assist rapidly processes and interprets your scans, producing results that you can then modify before moving on to the next step of the procedure.

The technology is available for use on the bk3000/5000, bkActiv, and bkSpecto Active Imaging systems.

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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Ultrasound

As AI becomes more prevalent in healthcare its integration into ultrasound technology holds immense promise to support better experiences for clinicians and patients.1

AI Benefits for Clinicians1

  • Faster, more accurate and reproduceable results
  • Increased diagnostic confidence
  • More efficient workflows (fewer keystrokes)

 

AI Benefits for Patients1

  • Shorter exam times
  • Fewer unnecessary procedures
  • Earlier diagnoses

 

1Data on file.

Ultrasound Anatomy of the Prostate

Ultrasound Examination of the Prostate:

  • Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) of the prostate is the standard method used to examine the prostate. In many parts of the world, this approach is also used for prostate biopsy.
  • The transperineal (TP) approach to prostate biopsy is becoming more prevalent and is associated with a lower risk of infectious complications and an improved sampling of the anterior prostate where the majority of missed prostate cancer resides.

 

See All Sections of the Prostate: Precise biopsies largely depend on how the prostate is presented in the ultrasound image. This is why BK Medical developed biplane and triplane imaging tranducers.*

  • Simultaneous Biplane Imaging: Real-time simultaneous imaging of the prostate in both the sagittal and transverse planes. If you see the prostate in two planes, it's easier to target the sections you need for biopsies.
  • Endfire Imaging: For biopsies close to the apex of the prostate, an endfire view and a biopsy guide designed for use in endfire view are ideal for precise, safe biopsies.
  • Triplane Imaging: Triplane combines the benefits of the biplane transducer with the option of endfire imaging in one transducer.

Sectional Views

Biplane Imaging Transducers

See the prostate in both the sagittal and transverse planes simultaneously with the High-Resolution Biplane Transducer E11C3b and Endocavity Biplane Transducer E14CL4b. Sterile single-use needle guides are available for the prostate biplane transducers.

Endfire Imaging Transducers

Achieve endfire imaging for apical biopsies with the Endovaginal TransducerEndocavity E10C4, or the high-resolution Endfire E13C2 transducer.

Triplane Imaging Transducer

With the Prostate Triplane Transducer E14C4t you can easily switch between imaging views and choose the biopsy imaging technique you need. The Prostate Triplane Transducer supports simultaneous biplane and endfire imaging.

 

*Data on file

Surgical Visualization and Guidance Systems

 

  • Next-level imaging quality
  • Customizable interface with intuitive Tru-Sense™ touch technology
  • Adjustable monitor for optimal viewing in landscape/portrait mode
  • Advanced portfolio of sterilizable transducers
  • Minimal system footprint for seamless integration into a crowded OR

 

bk3000
  • Ultra high-resolution ultrasound system for urology
  • Exceptional prostate imaging
  • Premium kidney, bladder, and testes imaging
  • Fully adjustable and customizable
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bkSpecto
  • Detailed Image Quality
  • Customized Workflow
  • Custom-Fit Clinical Design
  • Access to BK’s Advanced Urology Transducer Portfolio
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