Ablatherm vs. Sonablate - Patient Doug Hill discusses his decision to select Ablatherm High Intensity Focused Ultrasound as the preferred HIFU prostate cancer treatment method.
The Maple Leaf HIFU clinic chose the Ablatherm HIFU device since it offers better imaging and more precise ultrasound wave delivery, with accuracy to 1/10th of a millimeter. The Ablatherm device has additional patient safety measures built in. Sensors detect temperature, distance to target, movement of the prostate, etc. to disable the machine and avoid any potential misfirings that could result in injury.
The Maple Leaf HIFU is staffed by specially trained urological surgeons who perform the procedure in a world class medical environment. The Maple Leaf clinic is located within the Cleveland Clinic Canada in downtown Toronto. The Maple Leaf HIFU clinic is the only clinic in North America that offers the Ablatherm technology. Most of the clinical and published data on high intensity focused ultrasound is all Ablatherm based.