Role of MRI, Ultrasound, and Computed Tomography in the Management of Prostate Cancer.

Computed tomography (CT), MRI, and Ultrasound play an evolving role in prostate cancer management. Multi-parametric MRI has high sensitivity and negative predictive value in prostate cancer diagnosis, leading to increased utilization as part of an active surveillance paradigm in low-to-intermediate-risk patients, and local tumor staging in high-grade cancers. CT is modestly sensitive in staging high-grade tumors to evaluate for nodal, liver, lung, and bone metastasis, and is preferred for assessing treatment related complications. Until recently, ultrasound has been limited to a guidance modality for biopsy and treatment; however, advances in micro-ultrasound technology aim to expand its role diagnosing and managing prostate cancer.

PET clinics. 2022 Oct [Epub]

Nancy Mohsen

Division of Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1 Silverstein Suite 130, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Electronic address: .

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