BACKGROUND. The potential applications of the high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a minimally invasive therapy of the localized prostate cancer explain the growing interest of the urologic community towards this technique. HIFU has been assessed for its role in the treatment of localized prostate cancer in patients who otherwise would not have benefited from surgery, and in local recurrences after radiation failure. Methods. Relevant information on HIFU treatment was identified through a literature search of published studies. RESULTS. High biochemical efficacy, excellent tumor local control and favorable mid- and long-term oncological data with a low morbidity rate have been shown in many series of patients. CONCLUSIONS. Although HIFU is a recent and emerging technology, it has been well studied and developed to a point that HIFU will undoubtedly be an effective alternative to radiation therapy.

Vespasiani, G., Asimakopoulos, A., FINAZZI AGRO', E., Virgili, G. (2008). [High-intensity focused ultrasound and prostate cancer: technology, state of the art and future]. UROLOGIA, 75(4), 199-206.

[High-intensity focused ultrasound and prostate cancer: technology, state of the art and future]

VESPASIANI, GIUSEPPE;ASIMAKOPOULOS, ANASTASIOS;FINAZZI AGRO', ENRICO;VIRGILI, GUIDO
2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND. The potential applications of the high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a minimally invasive therapy of the localized prostate cancer explain the growing interest of the urologic community towards this technique. HIFU has been assessed for its role in the treatment of localized prostate cancer in patients who otherwise would not have benefited from surgery, and in local recurrences after radiation failure. Methods. Relevant information on HIFU treatment was identified through a literature search of published studies. RESULTS. High biochemical efficacy, excellent tumor local control and favorable mid- and long-term oncological data with a low morbidity rate have been shown in many series of patients. CONCLUSIONS. Although HIFU is a recent and emerging technology, it has been well studied and developed to a point that HIFU will undoubtedly be an effective alternative to radiation therapy.
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Vespasiani, G., Asimakopoulos, A., FINAZZI AGRO', E., Virgili, G. (2008). [High-intensity focused ultrasound and prostate cancer: technology, state of the art and future]. UROLOGIA, 75(4), 199-206.
Vespasiani, G; Asimakopoulos, A; FINAZZI AGRO', E; Virgili, G
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