Indian Journal of Urology
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--11

Transrectal high-intensity focused ultrasound for the treatment of prostate cancer: Past, present, and future


Luigi Mearini, Massimo Porena 
 Department of Urology, University of Perugia, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Luigi Mearini
Department of Urology, University of Perugia, Perugia - 06100
Italy

Upon a review of recently published articles on high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the treatment of prostate cancer, we evaluated the current status of HIFU as a primary treatment option for localized prostate cancer and its use as salvage therapy when radiation failed. We also briefly discuss current issues in indications, definition of response, and finally the future of HIFU development.


How to cite this article:
Mearini L, Porena M. Transrectal high-intensity focused ultrasound for the treatment of prostate cancer: Past, present, and future.Indian J Urol 2010;26:4-11


How to cite this URL:
Mearini L, Porena M. Transrectal high-intensity focused ultrasound for the treatment of prostate cancer: Past, present, and future. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jun 4 ];26:4-11
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