Early experience in MRI-guided therapies of prostate cancer: HIFU, laser and photodynamic treatment

M. R. Da Rosa, J. Trachtenberg, R. Chopra, M. A. Haider

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Prostate cancer screening has resulted in earlier diagnosis with lower-grade disease, leading to over-detection and overtreatment in a significant number of patients. Current whole-gland radical treatments are associated with significant rates of morbidity. The high prevalence of low-risk disease together with an inability to accurately identify those men harboring more aggressive cancers has led to tremendous research in low-morbidity focal therapies for prostate cancer. This review summarizes the early experiences with focal therapy with emphasis on early applications of laser, high-intensity focuses ultrasound, and photodynamic approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S3-S8
JournalCancer Imaging
Issue numberSPEC. ISS. A
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011



  • Focal therapy
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound
  • Laser
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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