Imaging Technologies & Services

UroNav A Breakthrough in Prostate Cancer Detection

EJGH is proud to introduce a powerful new solution for targeted biopsy of the prostate. The UroNav fusion biopsy system offers a cutting edge option for many patients with elevated and/or rising PSA levels.

Targeted MR/ultrasound biopsy is poised to become the new standard in prostate care, and EJGH is pleased to offer this powerful solution to our patients. UroNav fuses pre-biopsy MR images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real time, for excellent delineation of the prostate and suspicious lesions.

The fusion of the MR and ultrasound images uses electromagnetic tracking, similar to your car’s GPS system; a tiny tracking sensor attached to the trans-rectal ultrasound probe generates a small, localized electromagnetic field that helps determine the location and orientation of the biopsy device. A sophisticated algorithm maintains the fusion of MR and ultrasound images, even when the patient moves.

For more information on prostate cancer detection, prevention, and treatment at EJGH, click here.

Benefits Why choose UroNav?

  • More accurate biopsies
  • Positive predictive values above 90% in recent studies
  • Simultaneously displays registered MR and ultrasound images and the projected biopsy needle path
  • Post-biopsy review gives visualization and recording of target and biopsy core in multiple 2D and 3D views


“It is hard to overstate the tremendous tool UroNav represents in our ever better fight against prostate cancer. Simply put, this technology will help us save lives.”

– Dr. Donald Bell, EJGH Urologist

To schedule an appointment with a UroNav physician, call HealthFinder at 504-456-5000 or request appointment online.

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