LYON, France, Dec. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EDAP TMS SA (Nasdaq:EDAP), the global leader in therapeutic ultrasound, today announced the publication of results comparing Ablatherm Focal HIFU with Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. The results of the study have been electronically published in the prestigious peer-reviewed medical Journal of Endourology; the study will subsequently appear in a print edition.
This matched pair analysis of HIFU hemiablation vs robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy was conducted by Professor Roland van Velthoven, Head of the Urology Department at the Institut Bordet Oncology Center in Brussels, Belgium. In this study, 55 patients with unilateral localized prostate cancer were treated using Ablatherm-HIFU and their outcomes were compared 1:1 with patients, having similar clinical criteria but underwent robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. The matched pair analysis concluded that HIFU was comparable to robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy in the management of prostate cancer and showed HIFU to have significantly better functional outcomes.