• MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects.
  • In focal therapy, an ultrasound transducer focuses sound waves to generate heat at a single point within the body and destroy the target tissue.
  • Treatment was successfully completed with no major adverse events, with 41 of 44 participants disease-free at the treatment site five months later.

San Francisco, CA (UroToday.com) — A technique that delivers high-intensity focused ultrasound to targeted tissue under MRI guidance effectively treats intermediate-risk prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a study published in Radiology.