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Introducing the PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System
Introducing the PrecisionPoint™
The PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System (PPTAS) revolutionizes the methodology for obtaining prostate biopsies. This medical system takes full advantage of the transperineal path to more thoroughly sample all regions of the prostate including the anterior zone. Since the technique is free hand, the practitioner is not restricted to biopsy locations dictated by a grid configuration. The practitioner can freely maneuver the ultrasound probe to align the access needle to target the desired locations with certainty in a strategic and parallel direction.
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.
PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System
Now FDA Cleared!
This detailed animation describes the advantages and the usage of this revolutionary system.
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What is PrecisionPoint™
Results Using the Free-Hand Transperineal Approach
These data represent results from prostate biopsies performed under the following conditions:
Multi surgeon, single site
All free-hand transperineal technique
With/without PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System
Performed under local or mild sedation
(Data current as of 01 May 2018.)
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Median Age of Patient:
Mean Prostate Volume by US:
Median Procedure Time / Room Time:
10 / 20
Median Number of Cores Per Procedure:
Total Cancer Positive:
percent ≥ Gleason 7
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