Focal Laser Ablation in Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer


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Prostate cancer panel is talking to Dr. Ara Karamanian, a specialist in MRI-guided focal laser ablation of the prostate, which is a developing new form of treatment. The panel will discuss the treatment technique in detail and cover categories of patients who are most appropriate candidates for this type of treatment, brief background to the development of the technique, number of physicians with significant experience, known side effects and complications of treatment. Ara Karamanian, MD is a board certified diagnostic and interventional radiologist specializing in prostate cancer. He co-authored an article entitled “MRI Guided Prostate Interventions” accepted for publication in October of 2016 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Recognizing his research in focal laser ablation, he was given an award at the GEST 2016 conference for his research in MRI guided focal laser ablation. Dr. Karamanian is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, the American College of Radiology, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. He graduated with Level II certification from the Radiology Leadership Institute. Prior to medical school, Dr. Karamanian studied biomedical engineering at Duke University, where he graduated with distinction for his work in 3D ultrasound imaging research. He studied biomedical engineering prior to becoming a physician to be able to intimately understand advanced technologies and learn how to apply them effectively to achieve better outcomes for his patients. Our prostate cancer talks are conducted in association with Prostate Cancer International and Prostate Cancer Foundation. Panelists: Mike Scott, Tony Crispino, Jan Manarite. RSVP HERE.

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