Optimization of prostate MRI acquisition and post-processing protocol: a pictorial review with access to acquisition protocols

The aim of this review article is to provide insight into the optimization of 1.5-Testla (T) and 3-T prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An approach for optimization of data quantification, especially diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), is provided. Benefits and limitations of various pulse sequences are discussed. Importable MRI protocols and access to imaging datasets is provided. Careful optimization of prostate MR acquisition protocol allows the acquisition of high-quality prostate MRI using clinical 1.5-T/3-T MR scanners with an overall acquisition time < 15 min.

Acta radiologica open. 2017 Dec 08*** epublish ***

Ivan Jambor

Department of Radiology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.