LITTLE ROCK – Baptist Health has formed a partnership with Arkansas Urology to introduce Arkansas to a new solution for analysis, planning and targeted biopsy of the prostate, according to information provided by the hospital.
“This complete clinical solution for the prostate combines MRI with ultrasound technology offering a new biopsy option for many patients with elevated and/or rising PSA levels,” a news release reads.
“This new technology is poised to become the standard in prostate care,” said Dr. Tim Langford, with Arkansas Urology and chief of staff at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock. “This gives urologists and radiologists the ability to offer our patients a more refined, rationale, and individualized approach on whether to biopsy, observe or treat their disease.”
After a patient has undergone a prostate MRI, Baptist Health physicians utilize DynaCAD for Prostate to quickly visualize and evaluate suspicious lesions. The UroNav fusion biopsy system uses this diagnosis information to provide our skilled urologists with a targeted approach to prostate biopsy.
“We are confident that this new technology will bring new hope to patients and equip our healthcare providers with the latest technology to identify and target suspicious prostate lesions,” said Greg Crain, vice president and administrator of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock.
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer has become the most common form of cancer in American men and the second-leading cause of cancer death. Since one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, Baptist Health’s introduction of MR/ultrasound fusion biopsy will be extremely beneficial in saving lives.
Baptist Health is an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, faith-based health-care organization which employees 7,600 people at eight hospitals. Arkansas Urology is the largest urology practice in Arkansas which services 32,500 patients annually at satellite offices in North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville.