HIFU is a proven technology, approved for treatment in a number of medical conditions, including for the ablation of prostate tissue. In a HIFU procedure, ultrasound energy is projected into the body from the outside and focused into a point inside the body. The technology enables the selective thermal ablation of a confined volume of tissue inside the body, leaving surrounding tissue intact. Consequently, the targeted tissue dies and spontaneously evacuates from the body.
Implementing novel techniques in diagnostic ultrasound, NINA Medical can control and navigate the therapeutic beam inside patient’s body at HIFU intensities below the threshold for thermal-damage to the tissue, sparing expensive MRI solutions. Upon getting the focal point on target, the system may be switched into a high-power mode in order to generate the therapeutic effect in the desired location.
The Therapeutic Pillow opens a new era in general pelvic floor imaging; the sitting pose opens a new sight into the anatomy, since the internal arrangement of organs may be influenced by the position of the patient during examination (sitting vs. laying down). In addition, the natural, relaxed psychological experience of the patient during examination enables the recording of biological and physiological processes in real time, e.g. urine flow and sphincter operation, muscle movement, blood flow and more. Moreover, virtual reality techniques and accessories can be used to augment and control the patient’s experience, e.g. by using a VR headset during examination.