PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING, BIOPSY AND TREATMENT REIMAGINED
We are creating an office-based, high resolution MRI, and MR compatible biopsy and treatment devices, to eliminate the inefficiencies, complexities and costs of using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) with multi-parametric MRI and fusion.
Promaxo's patented MR technology takes advantage of proprietary ultra-fast and strong gradients and pre-polarization fields which can be switched on rapidly without causing bio-effects (e.g., nerve stimulation). Our prototype MRI systems have demonstrated rise- and fall-times about one-hundred times faster than conventional MRI. These rapid and strong gradients (about 10 T/m) permit collection of millions of points in k-space in tens of seconds, yielding images with spatial resolution of 30 microns, comparable to histology.