Perception Ultrasound launches new system

November 10, 1999

Perception Ultrasound of Miami this month introduced BTS 2000, a new ultrasound system for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Unveiled at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology meeting in San Antonio, the unit allows

Perception Ultrasound of Miami this month introduced BTS 2000, a new ultrasound system for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Unveiled at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology meeting in San Antonio, the unit allows clinicians to take ultrasound images of the prostate and, if a tumor is detected, to proceed with brachytherapy. BTS 2000 can send images and data via the Internet, and has the ability to work with high-dose radiation techniques. Perception has already placed the unit at Cedars Medical Center in Miami. The company develops software-driven medical imaging systems, such as its Perception 5000 PC-based ultrasound scanner, which is based on Windows NT and uses software rather than hardware to control system parameters (SCAN 11/12/97).