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Ultrasound's New Focus

Can it eradicate tumors?

The Dominican Republic is known among tourists for its white sands, magnificent waterfalls, and unusual wildlife. But none of those was the attraction that drew Charles A. Reinwald. He came for a rendezvous with an ultrasound device. Reinwald had aggressive prostate cancer, and he didn't care for the treatment options available in the United States. So, one day in late June 2004, Reinwald traveled from his home in Tequesta, Fla., to a hospital in the Dominican city of Santiago. There, a Miami-based urologist directed ultrasonic waves at the patient's cancerous prostate gland.

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