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Urologists, Radiologists, Patients Benefit From New Clinical Prostate Visualization System
Date:9/30/2009

PEWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The introduction of Invivo Corporation's DynaCAD for Prostate advanced clinical visualization and MR interventional system brings new hope to patients and new confidence to their care providers, a positive development this Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

A five-year collaborative effort with Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA; Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; University of Chicago, IL; and Desert Medical Imaging, CA resulted in an advanced solution that combines imaging and intervention options for patients with elevated or rising PSA levels and negative TRUS-guided biopsy results. DynaCAD for Prostate and DynaTRIM (Trans-Rectal Interventional MRI) allow Urologists, Oncologists and Radiologists to offer their patients an alternative to remaining in an uncertain state of diagnosis.

DynaCAD for Prostate provides physicians with customizable, advanced visualization tools for real-time analysis of MRI studies. Together with DynaTRIM, physicians can conduct targeted MRI interventions of suspicious areas within the prostate, reducing the number of cores acquired during biopsy. According to Dr. John Feller, Chief Medical Officer at Desert Medical Imaging, "DynaCAD for Prostate provides increased operational efficiency, enabling radiologists to rapidly interpret 3,000 images that constitute a dynamic contrast-enhanced prostate MRI."

Many patients who present with an elevated PSA undergo multiple TRUS-guided biopsies with negative results. While the TRUS targets the whole prostate, DynaTRIM focuses only on suspicious areas. "The results of our clinical evaluation revealed that DynaCAD for Prostate and DynaTRIM offer a better alternative for appropriate patients, and those results have been duplicated in the daily practices of physicians," said Susan Reisker, Product Marketing Manager at Invivo Corporation. "We're seeing patients traveling to centers where this advanced solution is no
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