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US HIFU Announces Name Change To SonaCare Medical
Date:2/21/2013

itemprop="name">Mark Schoenberg , MD, Chief Medical Officer at SonaCare Medical. "A critical feature of image-guided surgery is the ability to localize and verify ablation of the therapeutic target in real-time.  The HIFU systems from SonaCare Medical combine three capabilities into one single operating platform; integrated imaging, precision ablation and real-time tissue change validation."

SonaCare Medical's proprietary HIFU systems deliver therapy that destroys targeted tissue with rapid heat elevation. HIFU concentrates high frequency ultrasound waves from a transducer (which focuses sound much like a magnifying glass focuses light) into a small ablation zone. At the ablation zone, the temperature rapidly raises causing complete cellular necrosis, destroying all targeted tissue while leaving untargeted tissue unharmed.

"Our approach to the thermal ablation market is very unique," says Mark Carol , M.D., Chief Development Officer for SonaCare Medical. "The result is a family of HIFU ablation systems that combine the best aspects of minimally invasive robotic surgery and the treatment planning elements of image guided radiation therapy."

SonaCare Medical, through its subsidiary Focus Surgery, Inc., manufactures the HIFU systems. Sonatherm® laparoscopic HIFU surgical ablation system is 510(k) cleared in the United States. Sonablate® 450 is approved for investigational use within the U.S. and is being studied in a clinical trial as a possible treatment for recurrent prostate cancer in patients treated previously with external beam radiation therapy.  Sonablate® 500 has CE Marking, has an installed base of more than 130 systems and is, or has been, approved for use in more than 30 countries outside the U.S. for the treatment of prostate cancer.

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