New Hybrid, Dual-modality Camera Provides Real-time Anatomical, Functional, and Molecular Imaging of the Prostate

August 28, 2019

In a proof of principle study, researchers from the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab (MMIL) and collaborators have developed a new hybrid camera that simultaneously uses ultrasound and photoacoustics to image cancer in the prostate. The transrectal ultrasound and photoacoustic device, or TRUSPA, utilizes an imaging agent that cancer cells readily take up to produce a picture showing the anatomy of the prostate, functional details about the gland and molecular information that can help flag cancerous tissue.

The study was published in Science Translational Medicine, "Simultaneous transrectal ultrasound and photoacoustic human prostate imaging".