How Does Prostate Movement Affect an MRI-Targeted Fusion Biopsy?

What causes prostate movement during a biopsy? Prostate movement can be extremely difficult to determine because it can deform and dislocate independently from surrounding structures like the pubic bone and rectum.3 There are several points during the biopsy which can cause the prostate to move and/ or deform2, 4: The movement/ pressure from the probe […]

Focal Healthcare to present at FOCAL2019 In-Office Transperineal Interventions Course

Focal Healthcare in office transperineal interventions course

Focal Healthcare will be participating in the FOCAL (Frontiers in Oncologic Prostate Care and Ablative Local Therapy) course November 15th- 16th at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami, Florida. We will be exhibiting our Fusion Bx device and presenting in the “In-Office Transperineal Interventions” course. The course will provide users with a didactic lecture, […]

Image Registration Methods

MRI US construct aligned registration

What is image registration? Perhaps the most crucial step of prostate fusion biopsy is that of registration. It allows different sets of data, that have been captured using separate technologies, to be compared and contrasted. Image registration refers to the process of aligning images so that comparable characteristics can be easily related to one another. […]

Tracking methods in MRI-US fusion biopsy procedures

What is ‘tracking’ in fusion biopsy? In the field of prostate fusion biopsy, tracking refers to “the ability to visualize (in real time) the TRUS-probe position and [projected] needle advancement in 3D space throughout the procedure”.2 Because the location of the ultrasound probe and projected needle path are constantly tracked, the operator can navigate to […]