Profound Medical Wins FDA Nod for AI in Prostate Cancer Procedure

Summary of article from MassDevice, by Sean Whooley:

Profound Medical has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its second AI model, the Contouring Assistant, designed to treat prostate cancer. The Contouring Assistant is part of the company’s TULSA-Pro system, which uses transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA) to ablate diseased tissue in patients with various stages of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or those requiring salvage therapy. The TULSA procedure uses real-time magnetic resonance guidance to preserve urinary continence and sexual function while targeting cancerous tissue. The newly cleared AI module uses machine learning to segment the prostate, aiding in the delineation of the target ablation volume. Profound Medical is also developing another TULSA-AI module, TULSA BPH, with more details expected later in 2024.