High Tech Prostate Imaging and Biopsy:
Urology Associates, P.C., First in Tennessee to Offer MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy
Urology Associates is proud to announce a powerful new Magnetic Resonance
Imaging (MRI) solution for analysis, planning and targeted biopsy of the
prostate. This complete clinical MR solution for the prostate consists
of DynaCAD for Prostate and the UroNav fusion biopsy system - a comprehensive
solution which offers a cutting edge imaging option for many patients
with elevated and/or rising PSA levels.
Targeted MRI/ultrasound biopsy is poised to become the new standard in
prostate care, and Urology Associates, P.C., is pleased to be the first
urology group in Tennessee to offer this powerful solution to our patients.
UroNav fuses pre-biopsy MR images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided
biopsy images in real time, for excellent delineation of the prostate
and suspicious lesions.
The fusion of the MRI and ultrasound images uses electromagnetic tracking,
similar to your car’s GPS system; a tiny tracking sensor attached
to the trans-rectal ultrasound probe generates a small, localized electromagnetic
field that helps determine the location and orientation of the biopsy
device. A sophisticated algorithm maintains the fusion of MRI and ultrasound
images, even when the patient moves.
“We are confident that this new technology will bring new hope to
patients and provide our healthcare providers with the latest technology
to identify and target suspicious prostate lesions,” explains David
Morris, MD, urologist with Urology Associates, P.C.