High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
for Prostate Cancer
Urologist serving Houston, Tomball, Magnolia, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Conroe, Willowbrook and CyFair
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What is HIFU?
A Minimally Invasive Way to Treat Prostate Cancer
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, or HIFU, is a therapy that destroys tissue with rapid heat elevationwhich
essentially “cooks” the tissue. Ultrasound energy, or sound waves, is focused at a specific location and at that “focal point,” the temperature raises to almost 90 degrees Celsius in a matter of seconds. Any tissue at the “focal point” is destroyed; however, any tissue outside of the focal point remains unharmed.
HIFU has produced oncological results, in studies performed outside the United States, that are broadly comparable to standard therapies and HIFU is a minimally invasive prostate cancer therapy that does not use ionizing radiation1, which can be potentially harmful.