On The Horizon- MRI Guided Ultrasound Ablation of Prostate Cancer Tumors

In 1999 there was a new company started, InSightec, when GE Healthcare and Elbit Medical imaging joined their technologies to develop and manufacture non-invasive magnetic resonance (MRI) guided focused ultrasound technologies. The company has been in the process of developing a system that combines MRIs with ultrasound to non-surgically destroy fibroids and tumors. The company [...]

The FDA Approves a New Non-Invasive, Non-Ionizing Radiation Therapy to Treat Pain from Bone Metastases

The big news from yesterday is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a MRI-guided, focused ultrasound therapy for the treatment of bone pain associated with metastatic advanced prostate cancer. In a media release written by InSight, an Israeli company states that its ExAblate® MRI-guided, focused ultrasound technology is indicated to treat pain [...]

On The Horizon- Interventional Radiology Treatments For Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Some interesting information was presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 35th Annual Scientific Meeting just held in Tampa, Fl. A potential future use of magnetic resonance (MR)-guided heat (laser interstitial thermal therapy) or cold (cryoablation) to treat the recurrence of prostate cancer after the surgical removal of the prostate gland (and in some cases [...]