Six ultrasound systems support prostate cancer programme

Front row, third from the left, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust consultant urologist Mr Stephen Gordon pictured with colleagues at a RAPID training day at Epsom Hospital.

Hitachi Medical Systems Europe has won the contract to supply six ultrasound systems that will help to improve prostate cancer diagnosis as part of the innovative programme at three major hospitals across south-west London.

RAPID (Rapid Assessment Prostate Imaging and Diagnosis) accelerates the pathway that could lead to a one-stop-shop for men with prostate cancer by providing a multi-parametric MRI together with ultrasound imaging and biopsy on the same day.  This will reduce unnecessary biopsies and provide accurate targeting whilst reducing the number of samples needed.

As the European distributor for the BiopSee image-guided prostate biopsy system from MedCom, Hitachi will supply six high resolution Arietta ultrasound and BiopSee fusion systems to combine mp-MRI data with real-time ultrasound.

See the full report on page 10 of the July 2018 issue of RAD Magazine.

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