Radiation Oncology/RT Techniques/High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer that offers personalized treatment and dramatically reduced side effects
  • HIFU destroys prostate cancer through the delivery of precise and focused sound waves to a targeted spot of diseased prostate tissue
  • The Ultrasound energy, or sound waves, is transmitted through the rectal wall and focused at desired locations within the prostate identified by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and confirmed by ultrasound
  • This targeted and minimally invasive approach to treating prostate cancer leaves the healthy tissue untouched and unharmed and minimizes the chance of side effects