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Ultrasound-Mri Fusion arrives in the region.

27th January 2017

The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer is now able to provide the very latest in diagnostic technology in the south west, to help with faster diagnosis of prostate cancer, starting at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth!. The Ultrasound-MRi Fusion for Targeted Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer is the most up-to-date diagnostic technology in the country and it is the first of its kind in the region.

Lesley-Ann Simpson, Director of the Chestnut Appeal, says: “What I think is great about The Chestnut Appeal is that our donors can see what their fundraising efforts can do and we are so very grateful for all the help we receive in the community, YOU really do make a difference. Without help we wouldn't be able to provide state of the art equipment, support nurses or raise awareness of this most common cancer in men, so thank you all very much”.

She went on to say: “This fundraising campaign has meant that we are now able to provide the very latest in diagnostic equipment for faster diagnosis of prostate cancer starting at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth! At a cost of £105,000 Ultrasound-MRi Fusion really is state of the art and it has just arrived in the region but this is not the end of the story, we are soon to have a second one in East Devon and it is hoped that with support of the public we can install others in Torbay and Truro as and when funds allow”.

The MRI-TRUS Fusion device provides precise targeting and is the best possible prostate biopsy currently available. Whether for a first biopsy or as a repeat biopsy, patients have a greater peace of mind knowing that the chance of detecting significant prostate cancer is maximised whilst minimising the risk of false negative results.

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