Month: August 2017

Accurate Biopsies for Prostate Cancer

Accurate Biopsies for Prostate Cancer

Current methods of prostate cancer screening, such as PSA tests and rectal examination raises suspicion of Prostate Cancer. Sextant Prostate biopsy and Trans-rectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy, needle often passes through tumor-free areas-potentially missing the tumor entirely.

The MRI-Ultra Sound fusion biopsy technology may help overcome this limitation. Prostate and lesion segmentation data from MRI are transferred to the fusion system for review and target identification. A small, electromagnetic navigation sensor attaches to your existing ultrasound transducer. Positioning of the Tracking Navigation System above the patient & keeping eye on the real time advance of needle for Trans-rectal or Trans-perineal biopsy target is the advantage.

This technology converts 2D monochromatic ultrasound image to an enhanced 3D color image, allows biopsy site tracking with 3D image and fuses real-time ultrasound with MRI images.

In absence of MRI, ultrasound biopsy locations can be registered with Current, Prior or Future MRI fusion workflow and then targeted for re-sampling.

 

 

Psychiatry in the Future

Psychiatry in the Future

 

  • Genetic Research in Psychiatry is leading to the discovery of several genes associated with serious psychiatric illnesses. This will provide clues to the molecular pathophysiology of major mental disorders leading to specific, biotechnology-driven disease modifying drugs.
  • Newer novel brain stimulation therapies like Trancranial Magnetic Stimulation and Vagal Nerve Stimulation have already been approved by the USFDA. Research in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in promising to be the next ‘big thing’ in treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Pharmocogenetic screening of psychiatric patients is already being used, and likely to become routine, to enable psychiatrists to customize drug treatment for efficacy and tolerability.
  • Structural atrophy of brain regions has been demonstrated in serious psychiatric illnesses. Therapeutic agents aimed at reversing this e.g. by stopping apoptosis, by stimulating neurogensis or through glia-proliferationn are being developed.

 

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