Melville, NY July 27, 2015 –Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY) is pleased to announce that Magnetic Resonance (MR)/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy is available for patients at risk for prostate cancer. This new system is rapidly becoming the standard of care for precision prostate biopsies.
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“At AUCNY, our first priority is our patients,” said Dr. Deepak Kapoor, President of AUCNY. “We are committed to providing services using state-of-the-art equipment…our practice strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology.”
AUCNY has one of the largest regional experiences using this new approach to biopsy guidance. By fusing pre-biopsy MR images of the prostate with a prostate ultrasound on the day of the biopsy provides real time delineation of the prostate and evaluates suspicious lesions. The MR fusion and ultrasound devices are both products of Invivo™, that work hand-in-hand, as a 2-step process to perform a fusion biopsy.
“This system gives us the ability to offer maximize diagnostic accuracy for our patients, minimizing the stress associated with indeterminate results,” said Dr. Kapoor.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed solid tumor in American men, the second leading cause of cancer death in this population. One out of every seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. “Early detection is the key to treating cancer,” said Dr. Kapoor. “This technology not only helps us identify patients that need immediate treatment, but also those that we may be able to safely observe.”
Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY), a division of Integrated Medical Professionals, is comprised of community physicians committed to providing the highest level of medical service and patient care available. With more than 45 locations in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland County and The Bronx, AUCNY is the largest urology group practice in the United States, and leading regional provider of urology services. AUCNY physicians represent some of the country’s top urologists, many of whom are active in clinical and academic research, participate in postgraduate medical education and lecture internationally on cutting edge breakthroughs in medicine. AUCNY urologists are on staff in most hospitals in the New York Metro region and participate in most insurance plans, including Medicare. To learn more about Advanced Urology Centers of New York, call 516 931-0041 or visit www.aucofny.com.