Health Beat: Prostate Cancer: Fusion Biopsy
published on WFMZ
NEW YORK – Arcenio Miller has prostate cancer, but he feels good knowing that doctors have a very clear picture of his condition.
“More lesions came out and more spots were detected,” Miller said.
Doctors, using a system called UroNav, found cancer in an area of Miller’s prostate that would not have been targeted by a traditional biopsy.
UroNav fuses together a patient’s MRI and ultrasound to create a highly-detailed 3D view of the prostate.
“We’re able to guide the needles in the treatment area and just focus on that specific spot,” explained Dr. Art Rastinehad, director of focal therapy and interventional urologic oncology and an associate professor of urology and radiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.