Transrectal Photoacoustic Imaging of the Prostate

Trial ID or NCT#



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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.

Official Title

Transrectal Photoacoustic Imaging of the Prostate

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 80 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - 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:
  1. - Cannot tolerate a surgical prostatectomy due to medical comorbidities - Cannot give informed consent


Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD

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Risa Jiron