The patented clamping mechanism allows the practitioner to use their existing BK ultrasound platform and cylindrical transrectal ultrasound transducer probe (0.7” – 0.85” BK #8658 or equivalent). Using a bi-plane linear ultrasound probe, one can adjust the position not only to probes of varying diameter, but also to any location along the shaft of the probe. An access needle press fits into the desired aperture of the sliding carriage allowing for a multitude of samples to be taken through a single puncture of the skin.
In addition, the PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System (PPTAS) minimizes the potential for infection, since passage of the biopsy needle avoids the rectal wall contaminants entirely. For the patient, this means no bowel prep or need to pre-medicate with antibiotics. The PPTAS enables the practitioner to perform the biopsy under local anesthesia in a time sensitive fashion.