[Magnetic resonance imaging of prostate cancer].

Prostate cancer has varying prognoses.The extremes of the disease spectrum involve well-differentiated prostate cancer that can be considered almost normal ageing without any significant effect on the patient's prognosis, and poorly differentiated, invasive carcinoma that requires active treatment.

The selection of an appropriate line of treatment for each patient requires reliable assessment of the extent, aggressiveness and risk of recurrence of the disease. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging has improved the detection of prostate cancer and the assessment of its aggressiveness and local extent. Magnetic resonance imaging enables the detection of the most suspicious target for taking a biopsy specimen.

Duodecim; lääketieteellinen aikakauskirja. 2015 [Epub]

Anu Kenttämies, Antti Rannikko