The Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center has installed Eigen's ei-Nav|Artemis, an image guidance and navigation system for prostate biopsy.
Artemis, using proprietary imaging technology, provides solutions not available today by enhancing urologists’ existing ultrasound machines, the vast majority of which are only 2D.
Eigen’s Artemis lets urologists virtually see inside the prostate in 3D while providing real-time needle navigation and biopsy needle mapping and also generates a 3D image of the biopsy coordinates for future reference.
Artemis let doctors select a tissue site within the boundary of the prostate with near-pinpoint accuracy and then provides needle navigation to the precise location for biopsy.
Artemis’ patented registration technology records this data in 3D, which allows doctors to revisit or avoid the exact same area during repeat procedures.
Artemis provides doctors with data they can analyze to determine changes in the prostate gland and manage treatment accordingly.
The imaging and mapping is a major improvement over existing 2D ultrasound routinely used for prostate cancer biopsies, where doctors blindly biopsy cells and roughly estimate locations during repeat procedures.