The image-guided Sonablate HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) surgical ablation system allows to create a customized plan for each patient’s individual prostate needs. Ultrasound energy is transmitted through the rectal wall and focused at desired locations within the prostate identified by MRI and confirmed by ultrasound.
The Sonablate transducer is powered by the Sonasource ultrasound platform, which allows physicians to:
The Sonablate probe delivers precise and focused ablative energy into the prostate. Various planning and control functions allow an individually adapted treatment of the prostate.
The Sonasource console powers the Sonablate probe. It is comprised of several integrated programmable hardware and software modules that are used to drive and control SonaCare Medical's probes.
Also included with Sonasource is Sonachill, a water degasser, cooler and circulator used to ensure temperature stabilization and acoustic coupling.
It is comprised of a sterile probe tip pack and a water path kit. The probe tip allows sterile patient contact required for acoustic coupling between the target tissue and energy source.
The HIFU fusion platform follows an open architecture approach for the validated integration of existing mpMRI fusion biopsy platforms into the Sonablate planning software.
Segmented and annotated MRI images are imported into Sonablate and merged with live ultrasound images.
Features such as Tissue Change Monitoring (TCM), Total Acoustic Power (TAP), Reflexivity Index Monitor (RIM) and others enable the surgeon to respond individually to the patient's prostate and form the basis for successful, sustainable results with fewer side effects.