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Prostate Cancer

From diagnostic to treatment of Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer. Even if the standard diagnosis tool (random ultrasound-guided biopsies) and therapies (Surgery and Radiotherapy)  for early-diagnosed prostate cancer have shown a high level of oncological efficacy, they are often associated with under-diagnosis, over-treatment and a high level of morbidity (in particular incontinence and impotence). For more than 2 decades, EDAP TMS has been committed to bringing the best tools for more accurate diagnosis and non-invasive therapies to prostate cancer patients with optimal efficacy and minimal side effects.

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), jointly developed in the early 1990s by Inserm (French Institute of Medical Research), HCL (Lyon University Hospitals) and EDAP TMS, has been used routinely for more than 20 years throughout the world with more than 60,000 treatments performed on 3 generations of commercial devices: Ablatherm® Maxis (from 1993 to 2005), Ablatherm® Integrated Imaging (since 2005) and Focal One® (since 2013) to treat prostate cancer by creating a precise and irreversible coagulation necrosis of the targeted tissue while preserving the surrounding tissue.

Micro-US (Micro-Ultrasound) is a unique 29MHz  ultrasound technology providing a resolution comparable to MRI and 300% improvement over traditional ultrasound. Developed by Canada-based company Exact Imaging™, the ExactVu™ system is the only device on the market capable of providing Micro-Ultrasound imaging to target prostate biopsies and is exclusively distributed by EDAP TMS around the world.


Micro-Ultrasound Targeted biopsies


ExactVu™ is a revolution in prostate cancer diagnosis. By bringing micro-ultrasound technology to visualize anatomical structures within the prostate, it allows targeting of suspicious areas, with or without MRI fusion, optimizing detection of significant cancer.

Focal HIFU for Prostate Cancer

Focal One®

Focal One® brings the answer to all requirements for ideal focal therapy: accurate and MR-fused imaging, non-invasive surgical approach, precise and efficient therapeutic energy and treatment validation imaging with post-treatment MRI.

* Ablatherm® Robotic HIFU and Focal One® are CE marked and indicated in Europe and other parts of the world outside of the US for the treatment of localized Prostate Cancer. In the United States, Ablatherm® Robotic HIFU and Focal One® are indicated for the ablation of prostate tissue. For more information, please contact us. ExactVu™ micro-ultrasound system is available for sale in the European Union (CE Mark), the United States (FDA 510(k) clearance), and in Canada (Health Canada license). It can be subject to local regulations. For more information, please contact us.

HIFU can be subject to local regulations. For more information, please contact us.