Utilizing focused ultrasound, the Sonablate system is a minimally invasive robotic device that delivers precise and focused ablative energy.


  • Minimally Invasive
  • Radiation-Free
  • Real-Time Imaging
  • Sonafuse (US / mpMRI Image Fusion)
  • TCM (Tissue Change Monitoring)
HIFU Surgical Tool for Prostate issues

Prostate Care Revolutionized

Sonablate is the first SonaSurgery probe to be commercialized. This unique image-guided device allows physicians to create a customized plan for each patient’s individual prostate needs. Ultrasound energy, or sound waves, is transmitted through the rectal wall and focused at desired locations within the prostate identified by MRI and confirmed by ultrasound. At the focal point of these sound waves, tissue temperature rapidly rises to almost 90 degrees Celsius (195 degrees Fahrenheit), destroying the targeted tissue while surrounding tissue remains unharmed. Sonablate features integrated imaging and ablation transducers that are controlled automatically allowing Sonablate to AIM, ABLATE, and ANALYZE the results of the ablation.

Sonablate is Powered by Unique A3 Technology:

1. AIM

at specific tissue using ultrasound-MR fusion.

HiFu targeting system for removal of tissue


with pinpoint accuracy while sparing untargeted tissue.

Ablate Prostate cancer with HIFU


using real-time imaging and advanced TCM Technology.

advanced TCM Technology

Key Product Features & Benefits


Sonafuse, the HIFU Fusion Platform, takes an open architecture approach to integrating Sonablate planning software with existing mpMRI fusion biopsy platforms in the market. Segmented and annotated DICOM radiology images are imported into Sonablate from your preferred fusion solution and fused with live ultrasound images to enable targeted HIFU planning


Tissue Change Monitoring (TCM)

TCM is a unique, quantitative software module that displays real-time changes occurring in prostate tissue ablated with HIFU. Rather than depicting changes in temperature, TCM assesses RF signal changes that may indicate tissue destruction.

How Does TCM Work?
A radio frequency (RF) signal is sent to a targeted ablation site prior to delivery of HIFU and then another signal is sent after delivery of HIFU to the same site. TCM quantifies tissue changes based on a comparison of RF ultrasound pulse-echo signals at each ablation site. Easy-to-read on-screen color overlays and focal point markers are one of many indicators to guide HIFU delivery. 

TCM chart


Sonalink is a remote viewing telecommunication application that is comes standard on every Sonablate system and is accessible by any facility that is in compliance with the terms of their purchase agreement. Sonalink “links” the room and the device being used to deliver a case with remote support personnel. Two-way visual and auditory communication is provided between the physician and remote personnel, along with a Sonaplan screen mirroring app. Sonalink allows the complete procedure, ranging from device setup to active computer-controlled HIFU delivery, to be remotely monitored by experienced support personnel. These specialists have the ability to interact with the physician and OR staff in real-time to answer questions and provide ongoing training and guidance in the use of the device.


Total Acoustic Power (TAP) Control

Total acoustic power, or TAP, is adjustable for each individual dose of HIFU, allowing power to be aligned with the varying specific characteristics over the entire volume of the gland.

Reflectivity Index Monitor (RIM)

RIM is used to assist the physician in monitoring energy deposition in the rectal wall. The RIM box measures the pixel brightness level of the image as seen in a defined rectangular region (RIM box) which is placed such that it encompasses the rectal wall in both the live and reference sagittal images

Software compares changes in the image in the RIM box between the treatment and reference images, displaying a numerical RIM value as the pixel brightness level within the yellow box changes. A rising RIM value suggests that the region within the box is accumulating potentially excess heat that could damage the rectal wall. Specified safety conditions cause the software to halt the treatment automatically.

Clinical Applications

Sonacare Clinical Applications

Comprehensive Prostate Care Model

Sonacare Comprehensive Prostate Care Model

Regulatory Statement

Sonablate® has 510(K) clearance in the U.S. and is indicated for the transrectal high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of prostatic tissue. Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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Latest News

26 September 2017

Medicare recognizes HIFU prostate ablation as a device-intensive procedure driving new ASC payment going into effect on or after October 1, 2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SonaCare...

29 August 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 30, 2017 – SonaCare Medical, the leading developer and manufacturer of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies, announces today the successful collaboration with BK Ultrasound, achieving compatibility...