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Transrectal Photoacoustic Imaging of the Prostate

The purpose of this study is to image human prostate tissue using a new transrectal photoacoustic imaging probe and correlate this with ultrasound and MRI imaging performed once the specimen has been surgically removed. We hope to see what we can visualize with our device as this has never been done before. Eventually, we hope to use a similar device to image the prostate in men being seen by their doctor for prostate cancer.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Device: Photoacoustic Imaging System


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Diagnosed with clinically-localized prostate cancer

   - Participant desires prostatectomy

   - Male

   - Patient receiving treatment at Palo Alto Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital

   - Age 18 to 80 years old

   - English-speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Cannot tolerate a surgical prostatectomy due to medical comorbidities

   - Cannot give informed consent

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - 80 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

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