HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and is delivered via a transrectal probe using simultaneous ultrasound imaging during anesthesia. The Sonablate technology uses high intensity ultrasound generated by powerful transducers which is then focused to raise the temperature at the focal point to almost 90 degrees. Any tissue at the focal point within the prostate is then destroyed through thermal coagulative necrosis.

Some Key Benefits of HIFU:

  • Non Surgical
  • Non Radiation
  • Outpatient
  • Most Precise
  • Better Living

Tissue outside the focal point is unharmed. Using enhanced software the focal point is programmed to move so as to create a confluence of heated areas so that all the targeted tissue within the prostate is destroyed through this process of thermal coagulative necrosis. This minimally invasive treatment is performed as an outpatient and on average takes 1 to 4 hours depending upon the size of the prostate.