Ultrasound- and MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery for prostate cancer

Ultrasound- and MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery for prostate cancer

7 novembre 2014

Prostate cancer (PC) is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in men. There are a number of treatment options for PC with a different therapeutic approach between USA and Europe. Radical prostatectomy is one of the most used therapies but focal gland therapy is an emerging approach, especially for localized tumors. In this scenario, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been incorporated in certain medical association guidelines. HIFU has been employed for about 10 years especially for localized PC.