A couple of weeks ago we were talking about
HIFU, the reason for ultrasound vs microwaves, and the power level required. Well, while working on my contract job I bumped into this place:
http://www.blatek.com/med_HIFU.aspx (Medical Hifu Transducers | High Intensity Focused Ultrasound | HIFU Transducers | HIFU Ultrasound Transducers | HIFU Transducer Design)
They make the transducers for HIFU and list the necessary drivers, all of which I have in my lab right now. Actually, I exceed all the requirements significantly.
So, if you decide to come to my place for the GFMPH weekend in 3 months, not only can you get a free colonoscopy broadcast on TV channel 19, a TENS treatment high enough to make your teeth hurt, and a low frequency infrasonic acoustic treatment strong enough to cause bowel movements in cattle, you can have a part of your body HIFU 'ed.
I can hear my wife now. "What's that smell? Are you cooking something down there or shall I call 911, again ?"
Married 34 years, DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 3+4=7, 3+3=6. Bone and C/T scans neg. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm,
location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%. Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day. Try controlling fluids.
12/11/09 5 months: 3 pads per day, 400-450ml/day
02/26/10 7 months: 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
03/22/10 8 months: 3 pads per day, 280 ml/day (5 day avg.) PT says all muscles are tight and working properly. There must be another issue. Uro mtg 4/23.
5/22/10 10 months: 2 pads per day, 190 ml/day Scope on June 15 Short sphincter Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05, 4/14 9 months - 0.04 and <0.01 with ECLIA.