The 3D ultrasound images used in MRI and biopsy procedures are consolidated. The navigation feature determines the presence of cancerous tumors.
Which diseases does it treat?
It is used in the early diagnosis of prostate cancer.
How is it implemented?
Patients with suspected prostate cancer are first submitted to an MRI. Suspicious areas are indicated on these images. Later, while the prostate is being examined via ultrasound, the MRI images are consolidated with the ultrasound images. This results in a detailed, 3-dimensional ultrasound and MRI image. This enables physicians to perform a biopsy on the cancerous prostate tissue using a type of “navigation” method.
What are its features?
This procedure enables biopsies of lesions which have a high risk of being cancerous in patients with abnormal findings in their prostate. In comparison with classic biopsies, this method enables tumors to be caught early for treatment.