Non-invasive Treatment of Prostate Cancer Using HIFU

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
Non-invasive treatment of prostate cancer with robotic High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) system receives approval for use in European Union.
 Non-invasive Treatment of Prostate Cancer Using HIFU
Non-invasive Treatment of Prostate Cancer Using HIFU

The system superimposes and blends 3D MR imaging data with that captured using ultrasound. The tumor is then targeted using ultrasound and enables real-time guidance of the energy beam during therapy. This is attributed to the combination of MRI and live ultrasound.

Some of the key characteristics of this system as provided by the company's product description include:

MRI Import and Fusion with real-time ultrasound imaging

Precise contour definition of target areas

Non-invasive ultimate HIFU technology

Precise robotic movements

Unique Dynamic Focusing technology

Real-time tracking and adjustment of energy delivered

Confirmation and possible completion of untreated area

Source: Medindia

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