Good Samaritan Now Offering MR/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy

Good Samaritan is proud to introduce a powerful new MR solution for analysis, planning and targeted biopsy of the prostate. This complete clinical MR solution for the prostate combines DynaCAD for Prostate with the UroNav fusion biopsy system - a combined solution which offers a truly new biopsy option for many patients with elevated and/or rising PSA levels.

Targeted MR/ultrasound biopsy is poised to become the new standard in prostate care, and Good Samaritan is pleased to be one of the first urology groups in the area to offer this powerful solution to our patients. UroNav fuses pre-biopsy MR images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real time, for excellent delineation of the prostate and suspicious lesions.

After a patient has undergone a prostate MRI, our urologists, consisting of Dr. Shawn Acino, Dr. Bart DeBrock and Dr. William Vaughn, will utilize DynaCAD for Prostate to quickly visualize and evaluate suspicious lesions. Our UroNav fusion biopsy system uses this critical diagnostic information to provide our skilled urologists with a targeted approach to prostate biopsy.

The combination of DynaCAD for Prostate and UroNav, gives our urologists and radiologists the ability to offer their patients an alternative to remaining in an uncertain state of diagnosis after a prostate exam.

“We are confident that this new technology will bring new hope to patients and equip our health care providers with the latest technology to identify and target suspicious prostate lesions,” explains Dr. William Vaughn, Urologist at Good Samaritan.

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer has become the most common form of cancer in American men and the second-leading cause of cancer death in this population. As 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime*, Good Samaritan’s introduction of MR/ultrasound fusion biopsy could not have come at a more opportune time.

Good Samaritan was able to purchase this piece of equipment thanks to a generous individual who made a donation to Good Samaritan’s Foundation. Donations made to the Foundation are used frequently to purchase state-of-the-art technology like UroNav that will ultimately save more lives and better the health of our community.

For more information about Good Samaritan and MR/ultrasound fusion, please call the Urology Specialists at 812.882.4320 or visit us on the web at www.gshvin.org.

* American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), 2013

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