HIFU for prostate cancer Q&A

Q | how does HIFU work?

A | A transducer probe emits a powerful ultrasound wave that can be focused and concentrated to a point a small distance away from the probe.

This is similar to the way in which a magnifying glass can be used to focus the power of the sun's rays to a point, causing a burn.

Similarly, the concentration of the HIFU beam can create maximum pressure at a point (the focal point), creating temperatures of between 85 and 100C at this point.