Photoacoustic Imaging (PAI) of the Prostate: A Clinical Feasibility Study

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT01551576


The purpose of our study is to image human prostate tissue using a transrectal photoacoustic imaging probe.

Official Title

Photoacoustic Imaging (PAI) of the Prostate: A Clinical Feasibility Study

Stanford Investigator(s)

Harcharan Gill
Harcharan Gill

Kathryn Simmons Stamey Professor, Emeritus

Geoffrey Sonn
Geoffrey Sonn

Associate Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Body MRI)

Benjamin I. Chung
Benjamin I. Chung

Associate Professor of Urology

James D. Brooks
James D. Brooks

Keith and Jan Hurlbut Professor

Andrei Iagaru
Andrei Iagaru

Professor of Radiology (Nuclear Medicine)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Consent signed

   - Male >= 18 and <= 80 years of age

   - Patients must have an elevated PSA And/ Or Abnormal digital rectal exam Or Other
   indication for prostate biopsy Or Patients with biopsy proven prostate cancer who are
   scheduled for prostatectomy.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - History of prostatectomy or other surgical history that would preclude transrectal
   imaging (i.e. abdominal perineal resection), anal stenosis/stricture disease

   - Men with anatomic abnormalities or previous surgical history that make transrectal
   imaging impossible (for example, men with previous abdominal-perineal bowel resections
   or anal atresia/stenosis)


device: Hand held transrectal Combined Ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging (PAI) probe

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Risa Jiron

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