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HIFU treatment

 

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology

HIFU treatment cures localized prostate cancer by focusing high intensity ultrasound on a defined area into the prostate. The concentration of ultrasounds turns up the temperature at the focal point until the gland's cells are destroyed with no damage of the surrounding tissues. The action is similar to the sun's rays passing through a magnifying glass triggering a burn at the focal point. HIFU treatment is non-invasive (incisionless and radiation free). It has been used in humans since 1993 and has demonstrated its therapeutic efficacy. Treatment of localized prostate cancer by HIFU is recognized by urological medical associations from several countries.

 

Focal One® device

 

 

Last update 9 february 2017.

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  • Glossary
  • Cancer
    Abnormal cells that develop in an uncontrolled manner. An accumulation of such cells is known as a tumor.
  • Gland
    Small organ that produces one or more substances in the body.
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
    Medical technique that treats tumors by using focused ultrasound pulses to generate heat.
  • Non-invasive
    Describes medical procedures that do not require an incision to be made in the skin.
  • Prostate
    Gland in the male genital system that plays a role in semen production.
  • Ultrasound
    Painless medical imaging examination performed using an ultrasound scanner.
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