Thursday, March 24, 2011

BK Medical Introduces Revolutionary Advanced Robotic Ultrasound Technology (ART) for Prostate Imaging at European Association of Urology Congress

PEABODY, Mass., March 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BK Medical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), introduced Advanced Robotic Ultrasound Technology™ (ART™), the industry's first complete ultrasound imaging solution for robotic surgery. This revolutionary technology, which includes the Flex Focus™ 700 Ultrasound System, specialized transducers, and tools designed specifically for robotic-assisted surgery, was introduced at the 20th Annual European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Vienna, March 18-22. ART is a premium performance ultrasound solution that may benefit surgeons performing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) procedures, and robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) procedures.

"BK Medical has been working closely with a leading robotic-assisted surgery company, along with surgeons, to develop the ART ultrasound solution to address robotic-assisted surgery needs of today and tomorrow," said Michael Brock, president of BK Medical. "ART technology, the result of this successful collaboration, provides clinicians with a valuable tool to assess and monitor robotic-assisted surgery procedures in real time."

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