Journal of Urology Features TULSA-PRO Research

Journal of Urology Features TULSA-PRO Research

One of the most widely-read and highly-cited journals in the field of urology recently featured the TULSA-PRO system used at Busch Center. A study analyzing the treatment of 115 men using TULSA-PRO graced the cover of the Journal of Urology, giving doctors across the nation a deeper look into this groundbreaking procedure.  The TULSA procedure uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide doctors in delivering precise doses of ultrasound...

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What Are the Signs of an Enlarged Prostate?

What Are the Signs of an Enlarged Prostate?

The most common prostate-related issue for men over 50 is prostate enlargement. By age 60, over half of men will have Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), or non-cancerous prostate enlargement. By age 85, that number increases to 90%. Causes The prostate is approximately the size of a walnut in younger men but it can grow to be much larger when the cells of the prostate gland begin to multiply as they get older. An enlarged prostate can cause no...

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The Basics of Prostate Health

The Basics of Prostate Health

What Is the Prostate? The Prostate is a gland in the male body located just below the bladder in front of the rectum. It also wraps around the upper part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. The prostate’s job is to produce fluid that becomes part of semen. This means any problems with it can affect urination and sexual function. Prostate cells also secrete various proteins into the bloodstream, one of...

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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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Medical Studies

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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