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Analogic Corporation: Analogic Features D&K's BioJet Fusion System With Flex Focus Ultrasound for Enhanced Prostate Biopsy Guidance at AUA Conference

|PEABODY, Mass., May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --Analogic |
|Corporation(Nasdaq:ALOG), enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation |
|security technology, shared the announcement of its distribution agreement |
|with D&K Technologies, developer of the BioJet(TM) solution, a revolutionary |
|3D MRI transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) fusion technology, at the American |
|Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting today in Orlando, Fla. TheBioJet |
|Fusion systemoverlays real-time ultrasound images from theBK Flex Focus(TM) |
|ultrasound systemwith MRI identified lesions to provide real-time guidance |
|during prostate biopsies. |
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|"TheBioJet System with Analogic's BK Flex Focusis a complementary combination |
|of MRI for lesion visualization and real-time ultrasound for enhanced biopsy |
|guidance," said Farley Peechatka, senior vice president and general manager |
|of the Ultrasound Business at Analogic. "The targeted biopsies will help to |
|guide physicians to potential regions of interest in the prostate that |
|previously may have been missed. Providing precise, targeted biopsies could |
|potentially reduce the incidence of under- and over-treatment of lesions for |
|patients." |
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|The combination of theFlex Focusand BioJet offers a complete system that will |
|support both transperineal and transrectal biopsy methods. The BK Endocavity |
|Biplane transducer (8848) is ideal for transperineal fusion biopsies. In |
|addition, there are two options for transrectal fusion biopsies - the BK |
|Prostate Triplane (8818) and BK Prostate Biplane transducer (8808e). Data is |
|easily imported and exported allowing for a more convenient working process |
|between urologists and radiologists. Comprehensive biopsy reports contain |
|fused MRI and ultrasound images, and biopsy cores. The complete system is |
|simple to use with an intuitive user interface that includes easy contouring |
|and fine-tuning, designed specifically for busy urology practices. In |
|addition, the Flex Focus with the BioJet system has a small footprint, |
|enabling it to fit into tight spaces in a clinic or practice. |
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|Analogic will distribute theBioJet systemfor use with its BK Flex Focus |
|ultrasound systems for assistance during precise, targeted prostate biopsies |
|in the United States, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great |
|Britain, Luxemburg, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands. |
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|For more information, visit:www.analogicultrasound.com/fusion. |
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|About Fusion of MRI and Ultrasound |
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|According to researchers, the innovative fusion of MRI and ultrasound may be a |
|better way to detect and assess prostate cancer, while helping men avoid |
|unnecessary biopsies. This technology blends real-time imaging from MRI and |
|ultrasound devices, allowing physicians to more accurately direct the biopsy |
|needle that draws cell samples from suspected tumors. The technology is part |
|of an overall approach to use MRI scans to determine which men need to |
|undergo prostate biopsy and then use MRI/ultrasound fusion to perform the |
|most efficient biopsy possible. MRI is also used during the biopsy, whereby |
|an electromagnetic field generator is placed over the patient's hip, creating |
|real-time MRI images that are combined with ultrasound images to guide the |
|needle biopsy. The images from the earlier MRI screening can then be overlaid |
|with the real-time images to provide visible targets for the physician to |
|biopsy1. |
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|According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common |
|cancer in American men other than skin cancer. It is estimated that in 2014 |
|approximately 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and |
|29,480 men will die of the disease2. |
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|About Analogic |
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|Analogic(Nasdaq:ALOG) provides leading-edge healthcare and security technology |
|solutions to advance the practice of medicine and save lives. We are |
|recognized around the world for advanced imaging systems and technology that |
|enable computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, digital mammography, and |
|magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as automated threat detection for |
|aviation security. Our CT, MRI, digital mammography, and ultrasound |
|transducer products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), |
|providing state-of-the-art capability and enabling them to enter new markets |
|and expand their existing market presence. Our market-leading BK Medical and |
|Ultrasonix branded ultrasound systems, used in procedure-driven markets such |
|as urology, surgery, and point-of-care, are sold to clinical end users |
|through our direct sales force. For over 40 years we've enabled customers to |
|thrive, improving the health and enhancing the safety of people around the |
|world. Analogic is headquartered just north of Boston, Massachusetts. For |
|more information, visitwww.analogic.com. |
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|Analogic is a registered trademark of Analogic Corporation. |
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|The globe logo is a trademark of Analogic Corporation. |
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