A more than 100-year period, where the prostate was only seen and treated as a whole is coming to an end right now. Finally, high resolution imaging is providing deep insights and detailed information so that new therapeutic procedures can aim for the smallest targets within the gland. The long-standing wish of patients for individual noninvasive diagnostics and treatment of prostate diseases can now be fulfilled by providing new tailored concepts; however, in order to transfer the enormous amount of new information into the specific clinical patient situation, a closely knit interdisciplinary approach is required. In this setting, the traditional outpatient consultation service is overstretched in every aspect. It is now the time for new innovative constructs. The current one-sided service concept for urologists, radiologists and radiation therapists is therefore behind the times and the development of a "prostate management team" with equally cooperating partners from each specialty is the task for the future.
Der Radiologe. 2017 Jun 28 [Epub ahead of print]
U B Liehr, D Baumunk, S Blaschke, F Fischbach, B Friebe, F König, A Lemke, P Mittelstädt, M Pech, M Porsch, J Ricke, D Schindele, S Siedentopf, J J Wendler, M Schostak
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