Dr Thomas Dean

Retired Urological Surgeon

World Congress of Endourology Paris September 2018

World Congress of Endourology Paris 2018

On the first day I attended the meeting of the Society of Urological Robotic Surgeons.

Robot assisted radical prostatectomy for cancer has been a major advance allowing the prostate to be removed using about five small incisions instead of one large and more invasive incision. Read More...

Visit to Institut Urologique Nantes

Koelis transperineal biopsy
Diagram of Koelis transperineal biopsy

Following the World Congress of Endourology in Paris I travelled to Nantes on the west coast of France for further training in Koelis MRI fusion transperineal biopsy. Read More...

New MRI fusion software at the Sydney Adventist Hospital

New MRI fusion software
With Mr Steven Johnson from Innologic Pty Ltd

Last week I performed the first cases of MRI fusion prostate biopsies at the Sydney Adventist Hospital with the new Koelis device. The software allows suspicious lesions seen on MRI to be marked onto the ultrasound image during prostate biopsy. Read More...

MRI data presentation to Urology Society meeting wins award

MRI data wins presentation
Dr Handmer with Dr Nestor Lalak, the incoming chairman of the NSW Training, Accreditation, and Education Committee (TAE).

In November 2017 Dr Marcus Handmer presented my data to the NSW section of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand annual meeting. Marcus handled very well numerous tricky questions from the audience which was a factor in his winning the George Schnitzler prise for the best presentation. Read More...

MRI Audit May 2017

Biopsy results

In May I attended the Kuring-Gai District Medical Association conference at Uluru and presented my personal experience of prostate MRI. Over the four year period to February 2017 300 prostate Mri studies were performed, all but a few at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. These are technically complex studies which need to be performed by expert technicians and accurately reported by experienced radiologists. Read More...