What is HIFU?
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) ablates prostate tissue using targeted ultrasound energy while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed.
Powered by focused ultrasound, the Sonablate system is a minimally invasive device that delivers precise and focused ablative energy.
(US / mpMRI Image Fusion)
TCM (Tissue Change Monitoring)
Prostate Care Revolutionized
Sonablate is the first high frequency ultrasound probe to be commercialized. This advanced image-guided device allows Physicians to create a customized plan for each patient’s individual prostate needs. Ultrasound energy, or sound waves, is transmitted through the rectal wall and focused at specific targets within the prostate identified by MRI and confirmed by ultrasound. At the focal point, sound waves, create thermal ablation destroying targeted tissue while the surrounding tissue remains unharmed. Sonablate features integrated imaging and ablation transducers controlled automatically allowing Sonablate to TARGET, ABLATE, and ANALYZE the results of the ablation.
Sonablate's 3 Step Advanced Process
Key Features and Benefits
The Sonablate Fusion Platform, an open architecture to integrate our proprietary planning software with existing mpMRI fusion biopsy platforms sold today. Segmented and annotated DICOM radiology images are imported into Sonablate from your preferred fusion solution and fused with live ultrasound images to enable targeted procedure planning
Enhanced tissue targeting
Advanced image registration
Combines detail of MRI with real-time Ultra-sound
Optimized ablation leveraging targeted Biopsy data
Sonablate Safety Features
Total Acoustic Power (TAP) Control
Total acoustic power, or TAP, is adjustable for per ablation zone, allowing power to be aligned with varying specific characteristics over the entire volume of the gland.
Sonablate® has 510(K) clearance in the U.S. and is indicated for the transrectal high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of prostatic tissue. Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.