PROVIDING CLEAR ANSWERS
FROM PROSTATE BIOPSIES
Prostate Screening Challenge
Prostate-Specific Antigen (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. In many cases, MRI has proven to be effective in identifying suspicious lesions.
Fusing MRI And Ultrasound
Fusing real-time ultrasound images with pre-exam MRI data provides better guidance to help accurately target lesions identified on the MRI images, potentially reducing the risk of missing high-grade tumors or under-staging tumors for active surveillance.
bkFusion, a powerful advancement in visualization and guidance, enhances clinical findings with true, real-time MRI-to-ultrasound fusion during prostate biopsy. We chose to integrate our flagship urology system, the bk3000, with the best MRI fusion software, combining unmatched image quality with a streamlined and intuitive fusion workflow.
SAVING TIME AND SPACE
ONE INTEGRATED SYSTEM
Urologists are our inspiration for innovation. As the leader in urology ultrasound, we listened closely and looked for a solution that would save valuable time and precious space.
And We Have A Solution
We created bkFusion – a seamless integration of our market-leading bk3000 ultrasound system with the best visualization and guidance software available, into a single system footprint with a simultaneous display of MRI and real-time ultrasound images on one monitor. No complex equipment and no lengthy set up—clip the navigation sensor onto the BK transducer, position the electromagnetic generator near the patient, and begin the biopsy procedure!
bkFusion has a simple, guided workflow that follows a Urologist’s familiar biopsy procedure while adding MRI data.
Easily Import Data
Seamlessly imports MRI data via network image transfer or HIPAA-compliant cloud connection image transfer from MRI scanners and PACS.
Combine MRI-Ultrasound Data With Revolutionary Predictive Fusion
Predictive Fusion™ is an advanced technology, only available on bkFusion, that saves time and reduces procedure steps by eliminating the need to draw ultrasound prostate contours.
Biopsy With Confidence
bkFusion ensures that real-time ultrasound imaging and MRI targets stay aligned with either the free-hand transrectal or the transperineal biopsy approach. Urologists can freely adjust ultrasound gain and depth, or choose to scan in different planes (transverse, sagittal and endfire), without any need for recalibration or loss of alignment before or during procedures. This helps to better target areas of concern.
¹Predictive Fusion is a registered trademark by MIM Software Inc.
Continuity of Patient Care
Patients come to their Urologist because they trust them. bkFusion was designed specifically to help urologists get the answers they need in a practice setting.
World-Class Technology for Your Practice
bkFusion enhances diagnostic biopsy capabilities with ground-breaking technology, and is available for every practice.
Improved Patient Follow-Up
bkFusion helps provide comprehensive patient follow-up with 3D models of biopsy core locations, screenshots and other options that are easily included in the Urologist’s documentation.
AN INTEGRATED SOLUTION
TAILORED TO UROLOGISTS