Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in prostate cancer management: Current status and future perspectives - Abstract

This article reviews recent and ongoing developments in multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) of the prostate.

Advances in T2-weighted imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging, and spectroscopic imaging are described along with advances related to radiofrequency coils and imaging at high magnetic field. As mpMRI is increasingly becoming routine in various aspects of clinical prostate cancer management, its role in detection, localization, staging, assessment of aggressiveness, and active surveillance is discussed. Combined with growing clinical adoption of the techniques already at hand, continual optimization of acquisition techniques and image interpretation schemes will further strengthen the role of mpMRI as an important diagnostic test in prostate cancer management.

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Scheenen TW, Rosenkrantz AB, Haider MA, Fütterer JJ.   Are you the author?
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY; Department of Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Reference: Invest Radiol. 2015 May 13. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1097/RLI.0000000000000163

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25974203 Prostate Cancer Section