Sonographic imaging of the prostate - Abstract

Accurate identification of the location of carcinoma in the prostate is essential for long-term therapeutic success, in particular for minimally invasive procedures.

In recent years many new positive study results for prostate imaging have been reported which must be compared and evaluated and previous conservative assessments may need to be re-evaluated. In addition, combinations of different imaging techniques are increasingly being used in daily clinical routine. Due to technical advancements in sonographic imaging, such as elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), the detection rate of prostate cancer can be increased. An overview of the different imaging modalities and current literature are presented in this article.

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Schlenker B, Clevert DA, Salomon G.   Are you the author?
Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik des Klinikums der Universität München, Marchioninistraße 15, 81377, München, Deutschland.  

Reference: Urologe A. 2014 Jul;53(7):1052-60.
doi: 10.1007/s00120-014-3533-1

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25023241

Article in German. Prostate Cancer Section