Sonablate® Technology

Sonablate 500 Focus Surgery

The Sonablate 500 Equipment used for HIFU Therapy

Focus Surgery’s Sonablate 500 system combines multi-focal length transducer technology in a custom, transrectal imaging and therapy probe. It uses ultrasound imaging for treatment planning and monitoring, and Split-Beam HIFUTM and Single-Beam HIFUTM for targeted, noninvasive tissue treatment. This therapy treatment allows the surgeon to select multiple treatment zones as necessary for a doctor-directed, computer-controlled treatment.

The device treats the whole prostate gland by placing overlapping HIFU focal zones under computer control and doctor supervisionAs shown in Figure 1, the device treats the whole prostate gland by placing overlapping HIFU focal zones under computer control and doctor supervision. This non-invasive prostate cancer treatment allows patients to enjoy higher quality of life outcomes than they could potentially suffer with other forms of treatment. Performed on an outpatient basis under local anethesia, the procedure is completed in less than four hours.