The role of MRI for detection and staging of radio- and focal therapy-recurrent prostate cancer.

Local recurrent prostate cancer after radical treatment is found in the majority of men with a rising PSA. Salvage treatment procedures for recurrent disease, such as radiation therapy and ablative procedures, can provide long-term responses in well-selected cases. Prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows diagnosis and staging, and the value provides information on treatment selection, treatment planning and treatment guidance in local recurrent prostate cancer.

World journal of urology. 2019 Feb 20 [Epub ahead of print]

Henk van der Poel, Nikos Grivas, Pim van Leeuwen, Stijn Heijmink, Ivo Schoots

Department of Urology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ., Department of Urology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.