Currently using the latest advances in prostate imaging and MR US fusion guided biopsy technology, we can use the information to guide treatment. This guided treatment we call focal therapy. We have the ability to tailor the treatment to help patients avoid the typical side effects of prostate cancer therapy which include erectile dysfunction and leakage of urine (see video of an MR US fusion guided ablation). This is done as an outpatient in the office or the operating room.
Kidney cancer focal ablation is performed using a CT scanner to guide the needle placements and focus the treatment just on the area of the kidney where the tumor is. It is an outpatient procedure performed in the interventional radiology suite.