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?
What are the anesthesia requirements during a prostate biopsy with KOELIS TRINITY®?
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.