The early pioneers could only have dreamed of
the prominent role future urologists would play in the development
of Imaging, with the advent of computed tomography,
ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging
Surgical techniques such as transrectal ultrasound-guided
brachytherapy for prostate cancer, percutaneous renal and laparoscopic
surgery, and orthotopic bladder replacement. Treatment methods such as chemotherapy for testicular
cancer and assisted reproductive techniques for male infertility.
As we look to the next 75 years, we can only imagine the advancements
that will occur in urology, just as our now-standard treatments
and research techniques could only have been dreamed of in the late
1920s. The commitment to excellence in patient care, urologic investigation,
and education of our students and residents initiated by our predecessors
remain guiding principles for the next century.
The future of urology is expansive and exciting,
and the possibilities are endless. We look forward to our future
achievements, including improved accuracy of imaging with highly
specific radioimmuno-imaging, enhanced understanding and therapeutic
manipulation of the body's immune system with directed intervention
of cellular gene function, and more precise surgical approaches
using robotics, to name just a few.
The past advancements in urology have been incredible,
but the future holds even more promise.