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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
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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.

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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



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