Optimizing Patient Population for MP-MRI and Fusion Biopsy for Prostate Cancer Detection.

The diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer continue to evolve with advances in science and technology.

The utilization of multiparametric MRI (mp-MRI) to identify lesions in the prostate has given clinicians the ability to visualize malignancy in the prostate with greater confidence. With this new ability came the advancement of fusion biopsy platforms, which allow for direct targeting of these lesions. As with any new technology in medicine, the proper use of these modalities and how they fit into current clinical practice need to be addressed.

This review summarizes the current knowledge on how to best optimize which men undergo mp-MRI and fusion biopsies both in the screening and treatment settings.

Curr Urol Rep. 2015 Jul;16(7):50. doi: 10.1007/s11934-015-0521-y.

Frye TP1, Pinto PA, George AK.

Urologic Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA