Pioneering Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment Using the Latest Tech in MRI Guidance

Pioneering Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment Using the Latest Tech in MRI Guidance

Having the right technology to perform the TULSA procedure is crucial to detecting all the cancerous tissue in the prostate and selectively treating it with laser ablation. When choosing the MRI equipment needed for the Busch Center, Dr. Busch turned to Profound Medical and the "Healthineers" at Siemens to provide the best option in MRI and robotically-controlled ultrasound technology--a scanner providing "gradient imaging," a feature necessary...

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The Greatest Christmas Gift of All — Time and Hope

The Greatest Christmas Gift of All — Time and Hope

Dear Dr. Joe and Kathy Busch,  We woke up this morning to snow blanketing our home, bestowing a White Christmas wonderland on us for the first time in ten years. What a gift!  Gazing out at this unexpected gift of nature, I thought of all those souls that are less fortunate and prayed  that they might receive the gift of peace and contentment promised by all the collective good will that comes with this season.   Last week our area had the...

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Why TULSA is the Best Way to Treat BPH

Why TULSA is the Best Way to Treat BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called prostate gland enlargement, is very common in older men. By age 60, over one-half of men have BPH; by age 85, the number climbs to 90%, according to the American Urological Association (AUA). An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as increased urges to urinate, especially at night. It can also cause bladder, urinary tract, or kidney problems. There are various...

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Ask Your Doctor About MRI-Compatible Pacemakers

Ask Your Doctor About MRI-Compatible Pacemakers

The use of pacemakers has increased dramatically in recent years, partly due to our aging society. An estimated 75 percent of patients who have an implantable cardiac electronic device, such as a pacemaker, will need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during their lifetime, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, many types of pacemakers can be risky to use in an MRI, which uses a large magnet and radio waves to produce clear, accurate images of...

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Staging and Next Steps

Staging and Next Steps

At Busch Center, we understand that being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be scary and overwhelming.  We work with each patient – and their loved ones – to explain every step of their journey, answer their questions, and provide personalized, compassionate care. Once a patient is diagnosed with prostate cancer, one of our first steps is to “stage” it to determine whether it’s considered low, intermediate or high-grade cancer.  We...

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Let’s Talk About TULSA – An Effective Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

Let’s Talk About TULSA – An Effective Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

In less than five years, prostate patients were coming to me from all over the U.S. and outside of the U.S. to have their prostates scanned. Studies have shown that 70% to 80% of men with an elevated PSA, or prostate-specific antigen, who have a biopsy do not have cancer. I am the first interventional radiologist in America to adopt TULSA-PRO and our practice is the second in the country to introduce it. Read more in my interview with...

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Cruciferous Vegetables and Your Prostate Health

Cruciferous Vegetables and Your Prostate Health

Did you know compounds in cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli and cauliflower, may target and inhibit prostate cancer cells in the body? Unlike other vegetables and plant foods, cruciferous vegetables are rich sources of glucosinolates, sulfur-containing compounds that cause their strong scent and somewhat bitter taste.  Researchers are especially interested in sulforaphane, a specific compound in...

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Journal of Urology PSA Article

Journal of Urology PSA Article

A recent article from the Journal of Urology found the use of PSA density less than 0.15 ng/ml/ml in the presence of prebiopsy negative MRI was the most useful factor to identify men without clinically significant prostate cancer who could avoid biopsy.  Learn more here.

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Personalized Treatment for Patients with Prostate Cancer Using MRI-guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation (TULSA)

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TULSA is a new technology which has demonstrated promising early oncological results with a well-tolerated safety profile. As Prostate Cancer disease localization continues to improve, it is expected that targeted treatment will become increasingly part of localized Prostate Cancer management. As MRI is already embedded within TULSA, used both to guide, plan, and monitor treatment, TULSA is well-positioned to address the changing landscape of Prostate Cancer disease management.

Palliative MRI-guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation for Symptomatic Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

Scandinavian Journal of Urology
The study concludes TULSA appears safe and feasible for palliative ablation of locally advanced prostate cancer. The therapy seems to accomplish long-term hematuria control, can relieve bladder outlet obstruction in selected patients, and seems to reduce the burden of hospitalization due to local complications.

MRI-Guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation for BPH

Journal of Endourology
This retrospective analysis demonstrates promising safety and feasibility of TULSA to relieve LUTS, with improvements in IPSS comparable to modern minimally invasive surgical therapies. Larger controlled studies with BPH-specific ablation plans in men seeking treatment for LUTS are warranted.

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