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