Windham Hospital Unveils Revolutionary Technology To Detect and Stage Prostate Cancer
Less Invasive MRI-Guided Technology Leads to Timely Treatment
Windham Hospital has become one of the first community hospitals in Connecticut to utilize a cutting-edge MRI-guided technology that will greatly enhance the detection and treatment of prostate cancer.
This high tech imaging (DynaCAD) and biopsy (DynaTRIM) program is the most comprehensive and least invasive way to analyze and quickly stage prostate tumors.
DynaTRIM enables physicians to conduct targeted MRI interventions of suspicious areas within the prostate gland. DynaCAD is a powerful, easy-to-navigate, digital imaging software system that allows physicians to perform comprehensive analyses of prostate MRI studies.
“We have gone beyond taking pictures,” said Dr. Steve Lee, Chief of Radiology at Windham Hospital. “With this technology, we are able to obtain functional as well as anatomical information.” said Lee.
The technique is much less invasive than the common trans-rectal ultrasound method. Images are captured simply by placing a flexible coil on the patient. After a patient has undergone a prostate MRI, physicians quickly process and manage large volumes of images.
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 in this population. According to the American Cancer SocietyŽ, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes.
Windham Hospital is a 130-bed acute care hospital serving thousands of people in northeastern Connecticut. For nearly 80 years, Windham Hospital has been renowned for its outstanding physicians and extraordinary nursing care and today offers a unique combination of talent and technology in patient care as a member of Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut’s premier healthcare system.