1.5-Tesla Multiparametric-Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer

Multiparametric-magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) is the main imaging modality used for prostate cancer detection. The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic performance of mp-MRI at 1.5-Tesla (1. 5-T) for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer.

In this ethical board approved prospective study, 39 patients with suspected prostate cancer were included. Patients with a history of positive prostate biopsy and patients treated for prostate cancer were excluded. All patients were examined at 1.5-T MRI, before standard transrectal ultrasonography-guided biopsy.

The overall sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value for mp-MRI were 100%, 73.68%, 80% and 100%, respectively.

Our results showed that 1.5 T mp-MRI has a high sensitivity for detection of clinically significant prostate cancer and high negative predictive value in order to rule out significant disease.

Clujul medical (1957). 2017 Jan 15 [Epub]

Cristian Popita, Anca Raluca Popita, Adela Sitar-Taut, Bogdan Petrut, Bogdan Fetica, Ioan Coman

Radiology and Medical Imaging Department, "Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuţă" Oncology Institute, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Radiology and Medical Imaging Department, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania., Internal Medicine Department, New Blue Life Medical Center, Cluj-Napoca, Romania., Department of Urology, "Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuţă" Oncology Institute , Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Department of Urology , Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania., Department of Pathology, "Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuţă" Oncology Institute, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.