BioJet MRI/TRUS Fusion

T2 transversal MR Images (best 3 Tesla) are used to contour the Prostate. In a second step the regions of interest (ROIs) that could be lesions or other suspicious regions must be marked.                                                                                      

To fuse MRI with TRUS in real-time the contour of the prostate must be matched to the shape of the prostate in live ultrasound. This should be done in both the transversal and sagittal image planes.                                                                               

To harvest transrectal biopsies simply match the biopsy guideline to the respective ROI. After shooting off the needle the biopsy core can be marked and the software automatically acquires a screenshot for documentation.

Why BioJet MRI/US Fusion?

  • MRI is not an effective tool for guiding a biopsy needle in real-time, but MRI is a superior imaging modality for visualizing areas of interest (possible cancer)
  • Ultrasound cannot always visualize areas of interest (possible cancer), but it is a superior tool for guiding a biopsy needle in real-time

Based upon these advantages and limitations of MRI and Ultrasound DK Technologies developed the BioJet 3-D MRI/US Fusion Prostate Biopsy System. BioJet is a flexible, advanced navigation platform that enables an accurate detection of suspicious lesions by combining MRI and real-time Ultrasound. It is a safer and a more effective alternative to a standard ultrasound guided prostate biopsy, which in fact, has several limitations. It can miss significant lesions but can detect less aggressive tumors by coincidence. This may lead to an underestimation of the patient’s clinical situation. No one wants a random diagnosis year after year. The BioJet MRI guided fusion prostate biopsy instead, enables enhanced detection and control of regions of interest and can reach MRI visible tumors with extremely high precision. This technology will dramatically change the way prostate cancer is managed and treated today.

Advantages for the BioJet System

  • Accurate, reliable diagnosis compared to Standard TRUS biopsies
  • Precision needle placement
  • Suports both transrectal and transperineal biopsies
  • Compatible with most ultrasound systems
  • Extremely mobile (small footprint)
  • Reproducible re-biopsies for active surveillance
  • Improved diagnostic accuracy (identified regions of interest)
  • Enhanced detection of suspicious lesions by combining MRI and Ultrasound in real time
  • Easy work flow for urologist and radiologist
  • Patient positioning remains unchanged - selection of high lithotomy and decubitus patient positioning
  • No additional costs for disposables

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