Magnetic Resonance Imaging

A surgeon sitting in front of screens of a Focal One device performs a robot-assisted prostate tumorectomy using ultrasound imaging on April 10, 2014 at the Edouard Herriot hospital in Lyon, center France. Focal One is the first robotic HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) device dedicated to the focal approach for prostate cancer therapy. According to EDAP TMS SA, a leader in therapeutic ultrasound, it combines the three essential components to efficiently perform a focal treatment: state-of-the-art imaging to localized tumors with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with real-time ultrasound, utmost precision of robotic HIFU treatment focused only on identified targeted cancer areas, and immediate feedback on treatment efficacy utilizing Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging. (Photo credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Rush Using New More Accurate Tests For Prostate Cancer

The new technology involves the use of software that helps guide an ultrasound probe to possible problem spots detected on prostates through Magnetic Resonance Imaging exams (MRIs).

04/22/2014