MRI-guided interventions for the treatment of prostate cancer - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to evaluate MRI-guided therapies and to investigate their feasibility for focal therapy in prostate cancer patients.

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CONCLUSION: Currently, MRI-guided laser ablation and MRI-guided focused ultrasound are the most promising options for focal treatment of the prostate in patients with prostate cancer. Other techniques-that is, cryosurgery, microwave ablation, and radiofrequency ablation-are, for several and different reasons, less suitable for MRI-guided focal therapy of the prostate.

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Bomers JG, Sedelaar JP, Barentsz JO, F├╝tterer JJ.   Are you the author?
Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 10, 6525 GA, Nijmegen, Gld, The Netherlands.

Reference: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Oct;199(4):714-20.
doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.8725

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22997360 Prostate Cancer Section