Image-guided urological interventions: What the urologists must know

Advances in imaging technology, especially in the last two decades, have led to a paradigm shift in the field of image-guided interventions in urology. While the traditional biopsy and drainage techniques are firmly established, image-based stone management and endovascular management of hematuria have evolved further.

Ablative techniques for renal and prostate cancer and prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hypertrophy have evolved into viable alternative treatments. Many urologic diseases that were earlier treated surgically are now effectively managed using minimally invasive image-guided techniques, often on a day care basis using only local anesthesia or conscious sedation. This article presents an overview of the technique and status of various image-guided urological procedures, including recent emerging techniques.

Indian J Urol. 2015 Jul-Sep;31(3):202-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-1591.156919.

Das CJ, Baliyan V, Sharma S.

Department of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029, India.