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Fri, September 5, 2014

Baptist Health Brings High Tech Prostate Imaging And Biopsy To Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 4, 2014) – Baptist Health, in partnership with Arkansas Urology, is proud to introduce Arkansas to a powerful new solution for analysis, planning, and targeted biopsy of the prostate. This complete clinical solution for the prostate combines MRI with ultrasound technology offering a new biopsy option for many patients with elevated and/or rising PSA levels.

“This new technology is poised to become the standard in prostate care,” said Dr. Tim Langford, with Arkansas Urology and chief of staff at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock.  “This gives urologists and radiologists the ability to offer our patients a more refined, rational, and individualized approach on whether to biopsy, observe or treat their disease.”

After a patient has undergone a prostate MRI, our physicians utilize DynaCAD for Prostate to quickly visualize and evaluate suspicious lesions. Our UroNav fusion biopsy system uses this critical diagnosis information to provide our skilled urologists with a targeted approach to prostate biopsy.

“We are confident that this new technology will bring new hope to patients and equip our healthcare providers with the latest technology to identify and target suspicious prostate lesions,” said Greg Crain, vice-president and administrator of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock.

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. Since one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, Baptist Health’s introduction of MR/ultrasound fusion biopsy will be extremely beneficial in saving lives.

As the month of September brings prostate cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated prostate cancer information throughout the year. And, should a diagnosis occur, access to current, in-depth treatment information can help you find the best care.

Baptist Health is an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, faith-based health-care organization. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health-care system with more than 7,600 employees operating eight hospitals. For more information about Baptist Health, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST. Click here to learn more about men's health services at Baptist Health.

Arkansas Urology, the largest urology practice in Arkansas, continues to offer the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to patients with a variety of urological conditions. The clinic’s physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the region. Approximately 32,500 patients visit Arkansas Urology each year to receive the best in compassionate, quality care. Arkansas Urology also treats patients at satellite offices in North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville.