Search by keyword or browse our list of services.
Find a provider by specialty, location, or availability.
See current studies testing new drugs, devices, and equipment to find better ways to treat and help patients.
For life-threatening emergencies, call 911 without delay.
Search by specialty and location.
Receive the highest level of care from the region's leading providers.
Find a lab or imaging facility close to you.
Visit us to pay bills, ask billing questions, or request billing records.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Previously, the best way to diagnose a tumor was through an ultrasound-guided biopsy. The ultrasound image allows for the gland to be seen, but isn't sensitive enough to detect the cancer. Standard biopsies had to be done to determine if cancer were present.
St. Luke's Clinic – Urology in Boise is the only urology group in Idaho now offering the UroNav® Fusion Biopsy System. UroNav combines pre-biopsy MR (magnetic resonance) images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real time. This allows the surgeon to more easily distinguish between healthy prostate tissue and any suspicious lesions. Technology similar to GPS navigation guides the biopsy needle to the heart of the lesion, allowing for quick, accurate diagnoses, and improved decision-making and treatment outcomes.
You may be a candidate for an MR/ultrasound biopsy if you:
The following St. Luke's surgeons offer the UroNav prostate biopsy procedure:
The most valuable thing we have is our health. And the most valuable thing St. Luke's can do is help you live as healthy a life as possible. We're taking care forward as we develop new ways—and refine the tried and true—to improve health, improve care, and lower costs.