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HIFU for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Eliminating Prostate Cancer

HIFU, which is short for high intensity focused ultrasound, is the focusing of high intensity sound waves to create heat at a specific point, called the focal point. With state-of-the-art technology, HIFU can be used to destroy targeted tissue during a procedure that is individually customized for each patient's prostate cancer treatment. When HIFU energy is delivered to a specific location within the body, the tissue temperature at the focal point is elevated to nearly 195 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of seconds, resulting in tissue destruction, while the tissue outside the focal point remains unharmed.

HIFU is a revolutionary form of treatment for organ-confined disease that allows treatment of prostate cancer without radiation and without having to make a surgical incision in the body.

The technology, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), helped over 40,000 patients in 22 years.

American HIFU is the leading provider for HIFU in the United States

HIFU Treatment does not involve surgery but instead uses a High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) beam which safely and effectively destroys the prostate tissue with minimal side effects.

Ablatherm machine

After reviewing the information on this website, you and your family will have a better understanding of prostate cancer treatment options and whether Ablatherm HIFU may be the right prostate cancer treatment for you.

In November 2015, the FDA granted full approval to EDAP Ablatherm HIFU to carry out prostate ablation treatment in the USA. Learn more about the FDA Approval.

CMS recently announced the acceptance of a Medicare C-code application for HIFU prostate tissue ablation, which will go into effect on July 1st, 2017. This code may be applied to any procedure performed with Ablatherm, including focal, hemi-gland, whole-gland, primary or salvage HIFU prostate ablations. Hospitals offering these HIFU procedures to Medicare patients will be eligible for reimbursement.

Download HIFU Treatment Brochure (pdf)

American HIFU Centers of Excellence