The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Prostate Cancer Primary Diagnostic Pathway: Is It Ready for Primetime?

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) has been increasingly utilized in the prostate cancer diagnostic landscape over the last five years. The majority of the literature has focused on its use in men with a previous negative biopsy. However, over time, clinicians have begun using mpMRI in the work-up of men being considered for primary biopsy and subsequently data characterizing its diagnostic performance in this setting is emerging. This review comprehensively assesses the utility of mpMRI in the primary biopsy setting.

The world journal of men's health. 2018 Sep [Epub]

Niranjan J Sathianathen, Christopher A Warlick

Department of Urology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA. ., Department of Urology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA.