Post-treatment MRI aspects of photodynamic therapy for prostate cancer - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Photodynamic therapy is a new focal therapy for prostate cancer.

METHODS: In this technique, a photosensitising agent is introduced intravenously, then activated by local laser illumination to induce tumour necrosis. Treatment efficacy is assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: We illustrate specific post-treatment MRI aspects at early and late follow-up with pathological correlations.

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Kulik M, Nedelcu C, Martin F, Lebdai S, Rousselet MC, Azzouzi AR, Aubé C.   Are you the author?
Department of Radiology, CHU Angers, 4 rue Larrey, 49100, Angers, France.  

Reference: Insights Imaging. 2014 Oct 7. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1007/s13244-014-0359-8

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25288529 Prostate Cancer Section