ExactVu micro-echography now allows urologists to carefully visualize, characterize, and then target suspect areas for biopsy – all in real time, in the office, and with micro-echography. Because prostate cancer is a diffuse disease, our urologists can use this “micro-echography” to gain a new level of detail in their prostate examinations. With the world’s first 29 Hz high resolution urological probe, our urologists are able to discern and distinguish suspicious features that are invisible at the usual frequencies.
The ExactVu micro ultrasound system is a real advance in ultrasound resolution. The system operates at 29 MHz. This translates into a 300% increase in resolution compared to conventional ultrasound systems, with a resolution comparable to MRI.
The micro-echography imaging session is quick (15 minutes) and painless. On the other hand, MRI can be claustrophobic, noisy, and you usually need a contrast injection which can be dangerous if you have kidney problems. The MR imaging session itself takes 20 to 40 minutes inside the magnet, plus all the preparation.
If you’re going to have a biopsy – which is the definitive method of prostate cancer diagnosis – don’t you want your urologist to use the most powerful imaging modality to visualize your prostate? By requesting a micro ultrasound, you are giving your urologist a powerful tool to visualize your prostate, differentiate suspicious areas, and then target those areas with his or her biopsies.
Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, if you require his professional services, you will have to pay directly the Cliniques Marois for the services rendered.
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