Role of imaging in testicular cancer: current and future practice.

The article provides a summary of the epidemiologic and clinical aspects of testicular malignancy. Current standard imaging and novel techniques are reviewed. Present data and clinical treatment trends have favored surveillance protocols over adjuvant radiation or chemotherapy for low-stage testicular malignancy.

This has resulted in increasing numbers of imaging studies and the potential for increased long-term exposure risks. Understanding imaging associated risks as well as strategies to minimize these risks is of increasing importance. The development, validation and incorporation of alternative lower risk-highly efficacious and cost-effective imaging techniques is essential.

Future oncology (London, England). 2015 Aug 28 [Epub ahead of print]

Glen W Barrisford, Evgeniy I Kreydin, Mark A Preston, Dayron Rodriguez, Mukesh G Harisighani, Adam S Feldman

Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Yawkey Center 7E, Boston, MA 02114, USA. , Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Yawkey Center 7E, Boston, MA 02114, USA. , Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Yawkey Center 7E, Boston, MA 02114, USA. , Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Yawkey Center 7E, Boston, MA 02114, USA. , Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA. , Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Yawkey Center 7E, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

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