Thermal destruction of the lesion “in situ”
Preservation of the organ and the healthy tissue
Micro-invasive approach (thanks to the extremely fine needles)
No need for a general anaesthetic
Brief duration of treatment (few minutes)
No signs or scars on the body
No or reduced post-op pain
No or reduced hospitalization
Fast recovery times
What is it?
ECHOLASER Therapy is a micro-invasive procedure that uses the laser light transmitted by the applicators (optical
fibres) for a few minutes, which causes heating of the targeted tissue and its irreversible “in situ” damage, therefore without the need to excise it.
This is all thanks to the combined action of the rise in local temperature and the exposure time. The interaction of the laser radiation with a 1064nm wavelength (within the range of the therapeutic window) provided by ECHOLASER is excellent, offering low radiation absorption and excellent penetration of the light. The laser light is conveyed by the source to the tissues through extremely flexible quartz optical
The EchoLaser Therapy through the flat-tipped
Coagulation area produced by EchoLaser Therapy
EchoLaser Therapy can also be carried out with ultrasound guidance for real-time monitoring of the correct positioning of the laser light applicators and the effective extension of the damage caused to
The main applications of EchoLaser Therapy currently involve:
- Benign Thyroid Nodules (BTN) (ModìLite) and enlarged prostate volume due to BPH (SoracteLite), with the aim of tissue shrinkage with a consequent relief from symptoms based on Laser Induced CytoReduction (LICR) process;
- Primary and secondary malignant liver lesions (
PBLite), with the aim of complete ablation with a sufficient safety margin tumour
Why EchoLaser Therapy?
The concept of EchoLaser Therapy is broader than more frequently used Thermoablation. In case of malignant lesions (e.g. metastatic lymph nodes) ECHOLASER is a highly precise approach, very useful on lesions of small size or with
The intrinsic features of Laser (coherence, collimation
Laseris able to deliver energy in a precise and confined manner; Laserproduces predictable, precise and controlled thermal damage;
- There is
minimumdispersion of the laser energy in the tissues differing from the ablation target (which allows for treating selected volumes in critical zones);
- The laser energy is well tolerated by the body (with a very low risk of complications).
Compared to other ablative techniques, ECHOLASER offers greater safety and effectiveness thanks to:
the use of finer needles,
a faster treatment speed,
a lower dose of energy,
a localized effect on the treated area with clearly defined borders.