BK Medical Introduces Flex Focus 700 Ultrasound System With Interventional Radiology Capabilities at the ECR
PEABODY, Mass., March 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BK Medical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), introduces its new Flex Focus™ 700 ultrasound system and BK Power Pack with dedicated interventional radiology capabilities. The Flex Focus 700 and the BK Power Pack will be demonstrated at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), March 3-7, 2011, in booth #632.
The Flex Focus 700 is a premium performance ultrasound system designed for interventional radiology, internal medicine, and general imaging. The system has been very well received since its initial introduction for surgery, where BK Medical is a global leader. The new BK Power Pack is a full back-up power solution for the Flex Focus family of ultrasound systems that ensures plug-free imaging for up to four hours, allowing improvements to workflow and potential reductions in patient wait times. The Flex Focus 700 is the latest in the award-winning Flex Focus family series of innovative ultrasound systems, which includes the Flex Focus 200, the Flex Focus 400, and the newly released Flex Focus 400 Anesthesia.
“It is critical that interventional radiologists have access to the latest technology and the most advanced imaging modalities for their practices,” said Michael Brock, president of BK Medical. “The new Flex Focus 700 ultrasound system, with dedicated IR capabilities, enables clinicians to deliver state-of-the art imaging to their patients with confidence. The system is extremely mobile, with an intuitive user interface that enables physicians to customize the settings to address specific clinical imaging needs.”
BK Medical’s IQPAC™ technology, used in the Flex Focus 700 and 400 systems, provides premium quality diagnostic images for all patient types. The IQPAC technology combines the company’s proprietary enhanced tissue definition and angular compound imaging technologies to optimize the ultrasound image. As a result, contrast resolution is improved and the tissue margins are more easily visualized. Together, these two technologies enable improved border definition and reduced speckle noise in the image, resulting in improved image quality.
“We use the BK Medical ultrasound systems in interventional radiology primarily for intraoperative guidance to perform ablation and biopsy procedures,” said Brooke Jeffrey, Jr., M.D., section chief, abdominal imaging, Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center. BK Medical has a comprehensive range of innovative, unique transducers that address the specialized needs and clinical challenges of interventional radiologists worldwide. As an example, the high-resolution 8824 Biplane transducer with simultaneous imaging in transverse and longitudinal planes gives precise anatomic and location information needed for needle guidance and multiple interventional procedures.
About BK Medical
BK Medical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), specializing in the development and production of diagnostic ultrasound equipment. BK Medical is recognized as a global leader in the development of ultrasound systems designed for anesthesia, interventional radiology, surgery and the investigation of urological disorders. The products developed and marketed by BK Medical also include systems for other applications such as pelvic floor and anesthesiology. BK Medical has its European headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and U.S. headquarters in Peabody, Massachusetts. BK Medical is represented in 60 countries with subsidiary sales companies in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Nordic countries and the UK. An extensive network of distributors connects BK Medical with Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more information visit www.bkmed.com.
Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG), headquartered in Peabody, Mass., is a high-technology company that designs and manufactures advanced medical imaging, security systems and subsystems that are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users in the healthcare and homeland security markets. We are recognized worldwide for advancing state-of-the-art technology in the areas of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital mammography, ultrasound and automatic explosives detection for airport security. Our OEM customers incorporate our technology into systems that they in turn sell for various medical and security applications. We also sell our ultrasound products directly to clinical end-user markets through our direct worldwide sales force under the brand name BK Medical. For more information, visit www.analogic.com.
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