HIFU procedure is executed by the projection of safe, ultrasound energy into the body from the outside. The technology enables the selective thermal ablation of a confined volume of tissue inside the body, leaving surrounding tissue intact. A controlled damage is generated, and consequently, the diseased tissue dies and evacuates from the body spontaneously. HIFU is a proven technology, approved for treatment in a number of medical conditions, including for the ablation of prostate tissue.
Implementing novel techniques in diagnostic ultrasound, Nina Medical can control and navigate the therapeutic beam inside the patient’s body at a below thermal-damage threshold intensity, sparing expensive MRI solutions.
The Therapeutic pillow opens a new era in general pelvic floor imaging; the sitting pose opens a new sight into the anatomy, since internal arrangement of organs may be influenced by the position of the patient during examination (sitting vs. laying down). In addition, the comfort, relaxed psychological experience of the patient during examination enables to record biological and physiological processes in real time, e.g. urine flow and sphincter operation, muscle movement, blood flow and more. Patient’s experience can be augmented and controlled by virtual reality accessories, e.g. VR headset for the patient during examination.