High-risk prostate cancer: Value of multi-modality 3T MRI-guided biopsies after previous negative biopsies - Abstract

Department of Radiology (667), Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 10, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


Transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy is the gold standard for prostate cancer detection. The latter detection rates of random systematic TRUS-guided biopsy do not exceed 44%. As a consequence other biopsy methods have been explored. One of these methods is MR-guided biopsy (MRGB), which revealed detection rates of 38-59% after previous negative TRUSGB sessions. For this reason MRGB will probably become more and more applied in daily practice.

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Fütterer JJ, Verma S, Hambrock T, Yakar D, Barentsz JO.   Are you the author?

Reference: Abdom Imaging. 2011 Oct 29. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1007/s00261-011-9818-6

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22038330

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