Service d'Urologie Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Groupe Hospitalo-Universitaire Est, Faculté de médecine Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Paris VI, Paris, France.
Prostatic biopsies are the standard procedure to diagnose of prostate cancer and provide historical prognostic criteria. However the prostatic biopsies are relatively blind and the echography is more useful to identify the organ than to target the tumour. Advances in imaging in recent years with the development of 3D can allow new practices. Several tools exist and are being evaluated to allow recording the location of prostate biopsies under echography (mapping) and to guide biopsy, possibly by fusing MRI images. Other tools are being developed for the implementation of robotics biopsies under ultrasound or MRI.
Article in French.
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Reference: Prog Urol. 2011 May;21 Suppl 3:S93-5.
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