Understand the Options

A detailed look at the various types of Focal Ablation therapy of the prostate.

Wavelength Medical specializes in Focal Ablation.

Focal ablation therapy of the prostate gland destroys the tumor without removing the entire gland. We destroy the tumor by heating it, cooling it, or shrinking it until it dies. Only specific patients are good candidates for this therapy.

 

FREEZE THE TUMOR

  • Cryotherapy: freezing the tumor with ultra short and strong electrical fields

 

HEAT THE TUMOR

  • Focal laser ablation (FLA): heating the tumor with highly focused, precise, and accurate laser energy. This process is performed with the FDA-approved Elesta EchoLaser. Learn more about the Elesta EchoLaser from the exclusive US distributor National Ultrasound.
  • Microwave ablation: heating the tumor with electromagnetic waves of 300 MHz to 300 GHz
  • Radiofrequency ablation: heating the tumor with electromagnetic waves of 350 kHz to 500 kHz

 

SHRINK THE TUMOR

  • Irreversible electroporation (IRE): shrinking the tumor to death with ultra short and strong electrical fields

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UTMB's Department of Radiology is accredited by the American College of Radiology in: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. It is also recognized as a Center of Excellence for Breast Imaging.