The Sonablate captures real-time images of the prostate gland, allowing the physician to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. The physician uses the Sonablate to deliver the ultrasound energy to targeted sites, or focal points, throughout the prostate gland.
Sonablate HIFU is a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment choice for prostate cancer that does not involve surgery or radiation. The Sonablate is the only HIFU device for prostate cancer that physicians routinely perform on prostates up to 40cc.
The Sonablate uses a fully integrated probe that both images the prostate and treats it with HIFU. With the Sonablate device, it is possible to completely customize a patient’s treatment plan based on real-time tissue response, tissue density and location of vital structures. The Sonablate creates a 10-12mm lesion, which conforms optimally around vital structures, allowing for complete tissue ablation throughout the gland and decreased risk for untreated tissue remaining.