An Italian team conducted a study to evaluate the accuracy of the electromagnetic “TRIMprob” probing device in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Patients were examined and given a digital rectal exam (DRE) as well as a traditional prostate transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS). A TRIMprob electromagnetic test was also performed.

A blinded investigator performed the TRIMprob test. The lowest value of the signal being sought and actually recorded was 465 MHz. But data of the electromagnetic signal at 930 and 1295 MHz were also discovered.

TRIMprob had the highest accuracy rate of all the diagnostic tests for prostate cancer. The association of TRIMprob and DRE offered a sensitivity and a negative predictive value of 0.86% or greater. Electromagnetic detection with the TRIMprob test seems to be a promising technology and a useful additional tool for the early detection of prostate cancer.

— From UroToday, Wednesday, 26 March 2008