Leading-edge imaging for targeted prostate care.
What is UroNav?
The UroNav fusion biopsy system offers a sophisticated, high-tech approach to determining if cancer is present in the prostate gland. UroNav fuses pre-biopsy MRI images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real time.
What does this do? This 3-D imaging allows your urologist to better detect suspicious prostate lesions, and then biopsy them. Additionally, UroNav’s clear imaging allows for perfect visualization. UroNav operates like your car’s
GPS system, allowing your physician to navigate to, and determine the exact location of the biopsy needle. The result is a more accurate, faster diagnosis for you – and potentially, better treatment outcomes.
Better imaging means better results.
How Does UroNav Work?
Before, if prostate cancer was suspected, you’d undergo a standard biopsy procedure via ultrasound. The images were good, but they weren’t always sophisticated enough to detect the cancer. Standard biopsies were often the next step.
Enter the UroNav fusion biopsy system – which combines magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images. Together, this approach gives your urologist an incredibly accurate, detailed view of your prostate – and of any suspect lesions. This technology allows your urologist to pinpoint the exact location of the lesion, and then proceed with the biopsy.
What are the Benefits of UroNav?
UroNav offers many benefits for prostate biopsies. It allows your doctor to pinpoint suspicious areas more easily, increasing the likelihood of finding cancer if it’s present. This, in turn, may help to reduce the number of tissue samples required during your prostate biopsy, leading to reduced discomfort and bleeding, and a lower risk of infection. Your post-biopsy recovery time will be shortened, as well.
Additionally, with the UroNav fusion biopsy system, you won’t be waiting as long for your results. The faster your results are available, the more quickly you – and your doctor – can discuss your treatment options.
Who is a Candidate for UroNav?
You might be a candidate for UroNav, an MR/ultrasound biopsy, if you:
Have an elevated PSA, or prostate-specific antigen level (greater than 4)
Have had a negative prostate biopsy but still have an elevated or rising PSA
Are under active surveillance for prostate cancer