Diagnostic tests in urology: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the staging of prostate cancer - Abstract

The use of MRI for prostate cancer diagnosis and staging is increasing.

Indications for prostate MRI are not defined and many clinicians are unsure of how best to use MRI to aid clinical decisions. This evidence-based medicine article addresses the clinical utility of prostate MRI for preoperative staging. Based on a common patient scenario, a guide to calculating the probability of extraprostatic extension is provided.

Written by:
Preston MA, Harisinghani MG, Mucci L, Witiuk K, Breau RH.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; International Evidence Based Urology Working Group.

Reference: BJU Int. 2013 Jan 15. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11447.x

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23320634

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