Production of prostatic lesions in canines using transrectally administered high-intensity focused ultrasound

R. S. Foster, R. Bihrle, N. Sanghvi, F. Fry, K. Kopecky, J. Regan, J. Eble, C. Hennige, L. V. Hennige, J. P. Donohue

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High-intensity focused ultrasound is a method of destroying tissue at a point distant from the transducer without injuring intervening tissue. A transrectal probe was developed and used to treat 26 canines in order to determine the feasibility of using this therapy in humans. Lesions of coagulative necrosis which evolved into cystic cavities were produced. Surrounding tissue was preserved without evidence of injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-336
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean urology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993



  • Coagulative necrosis
  • Focused ultrasound
  • Prostate lesions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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