Imaging prostate cancer - Abstract

This article reviews the anatomy of the prostate gland, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques, and the role MR imaging in the setting of prostate cancer.

Sequences discussed include T2-weighted MR imaging, proton ((1)H) MR spectroscopic imaging, diffusion-weighted MR imaging, and dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging. MR imaging can be applied as an adjuvant tool to establish the diagnosis, localize, determine the extent, and estimate the aggressiveness of prostate cancers. The role of transrectal ultrasonography, computed tomography, and radionuclide scans is also briefly discussed.

Written by:
Jung AJ, Westphalen AC.   Are you the author?
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 307, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

Reference: Radiol Clin North Am. 2012 Nov;50(6):1043-59.
doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2012.08.001

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23122037 Prostate Cancer Section