[MR imaging of the prostate].

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men in Germany; however, there is a distinct difference between incidence and mortality.

The detection of prostate cancer is based on clinical and laboratory testing using serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and transrectal ultrasound with randomized biopsy.

Multiparametric MR imaging of the prostate can provide valuable diagnostic information for detection of prostate cancer, especially after negative results of a biopsy prior to repeat biopsy.

In addition the use of MR ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy has gained in diagnostic importance and has increased the prostate cancer detection rate.

The prostate imaging reporting and data system (PI-RADS) classification has standardized the reporting of prostate MRI which has positively influenced the acceptance by urologists.

Der Radiologe. 2015 Oct 29 [Epub ahead of print]

P Asbach, M Haas, B Hamm

Klinik für Radiologie, Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200, Berlin, Deutschland. Klinik für Radiologie, Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200, Berlin, Deutschland. , Klinik für Radiologie, Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200, Berlin, Deutschland.

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