Purpose: To evaluate multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging/transrectal ultrasound (mpMRI/TRUS) fusion targeted biopsy (TB) of the prostate for prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis.
Patients and Methods: From April 2013 to January 2014, 53 men were included in this prospective single-centre study. The degree of PCa suspicion from mpMRI findings was classified according to the PI-RADS scoring system. Of these, 50 patients underwent both an mpMRI/TRUS fusion TB and a 10-core systematic biopsy (SB) of the prostate and were eligible for analysis.
Results: 225 targeted and 500 systematic cores were included in this study. PCa was histologically confirmed in 52.0% of patients (26/50), whereas TB revealed PCa in 46.0% (23/50) and SB in 36.0% (18/50). TB identified PCa in 16.0% of all patients (8/50) that were missed by SB. All told, the targeted core was 2.8 times more likely to be PCa-positive than the systematic core (29.3 vs. 10.4%).
Conclusions: mpMRI/TRUS fusion TB of the prostate is safe, practicable and may improve PCa diagnosis using fewer biopsy cores compared to SB.
Junker D, Schäfer G, Heidegger I, Bektic J, Ladurner M, Jaschke W, Aigner F. Are you the author?
Department of Radiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Reference: Urol Int. 2015 Jan 9. Epub ahead of print.