The Sonablate® 500 (Sonablate) is a medical device designed to treat prostate cancer with HIFU energy. The Sonablate captures real-time images of the prostate gland, allowing the physician to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. The physician uses the Sonablate to deliver the ultrasound energy to targeted sites, or focal points, throughout the prostate gland.Sonablate HIFU is a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment choice for prostate cancer that does not involve surgery or radiation. The Sonablate is the only HIFU device for prostate cancer that physicians routinely perform on prostates up to 40cc without previously performing a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) procedure. The Sonablate uses a fully integrated probe that both images the prostates and treats it with HIFU.Sonoblate 500 systemThe Sonablate® 500 uses one transducer to both provide treatment and capture real-time images of the area during treatment. The images are sliced into treatment zones, two from side to side and three from top to bottom. This creates six individual zones that the doctor can view. This allows the doctor to use the Sonablate® software to provide unmatched customization for each patient’s individual treatment.