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Bulbocavernosus Reflex System
The BRS System provides Bulbocavernosus Reflex Evaluation with Latency Time for the Assessment of Sacral Nerve Dysfunction
- Anal sphincter contraction in response to a stimulus (autonomic, sacral nerves S2-S4).
- Testing for spinal shock and spinal cord injuries (SCI).
- Spinal shock/SCI may contribute to incontinence and/or sexual dysfunction.
- Traditional manual procedure: Tap or squeeze glans Penis or Clitoris and observe anus contraction (absence of reflex vs measured latency)
- Has been performed utilizing electrical shock stimulation
- Normal latency ~45msec
- Acquire EMG signals for display and analysis by, or under the direction of a healthcare professional
- Assess neurogenic sacral dysfunction which may lead to urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction.
- FDA Clearance September 11, 2009
- Indications for use: CPT Code 51792 (~$210/evaluation)
- “Mechanical” (ultrasound) stimulation – improved patient comfort and test accuracy
- ~200 throughout US (~25 in Florida)