FAQ – Patients

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How a prostate biopsy is performed?

The prostate biopsy exam consists of taking several samples of prostate tissue, which then are examined under a microscope. Samples containing cancer cells are said to be positive while the others are said to be negative.

Please refer to What is a prostate biopsy? page for a complete and detailed explanation.

Is a prostate biopsy painful?

Prostate biopsy is a fast recovery procedure. During prostate biopsy you may feel discomfort rather than pain. Nowadays, innovative techniques like MRI/US fusion technology, might allow you feel less discomfort. MRI/US Fusion prostate biopsy makes it possible to reduce the number of samples thanks to a more efficient, targeted procedure leading to an accurate diagnosis. Less samples mean less pain.

How long does a prostate biopsy take to deliver?

A transperineal or transrectal biopsy procedure itself takes approximately 30 minutes.

What are the anesthesia requirements during a prostate biopsy with KOELIS Trinity®

Biopsy procedures can be made under general or local anaesthesia, for both transrectal and transperineal approaches.

What is active surveillance?

Active surveillance consists in monitoring the tumour and its growth, based on a strict visiting schedule with its urologist. During each visit, several tests are done including a test to check the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. If there are signs that the disease is progressing, treatment decisions are made.

For more information, please refer to the following page: Active Surveillance

What kind of prostate treatments can KOELIS Trinity® be used with?

KOELIS Trinity® assists urologists in the performance of effortless but efficient targeted treatments via either the transrectal or transperineal approach. KOELIS provides a comprehensive tool that will help clinicians to optimize their intervention thanks to the precise planning and live guidance of any needle-based prostate cancer therapy technique, such as brachytherapy, IRE or cryotherapy.

How many procedures have been performed using KOELIS Trinity®?

Approximately 200 000 patients in more than 30 countries have benefited from KOELIS Technology.