HIFU for prostate cancer Q&A

Q | what is the effect of HIFU on the prostate?

A | At the point of ultrasound concentration, two main effects occur:

  • A thermal effect directly related to the increased tissue temperature.
  • A cavitation effect due to pulsating air bubbles within the prostate created by the ultrasound energy and increased tissue heating.

Clinically, this causes a small cigar shaped lesion within the prostate, destroying the prostate cancer cells and surrounding tissue.