Is shear wave elastography the shear wave of the future?

Just this morning, the University of Dundee issued a media release that included the following statement:

an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) has been shown to offer much greater accuracy and reliability in diagnosis of prostate cancer, while being a non-invasive and cheaper method than those currently used.

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PET/MRI scanning in pre-surgical staging of high-risk prostate cancer patients

A small, Norwegian, Phase II clinical trial has explored the potential diagnostic value of [18F]fluciclovine PET/MRI scans of the pelvic lymph nodes in staging for patients with high-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Potential new imaging agent in diagnosis, monitoring of prostate cancer

About 19 months ago we reported that a company called Progenics Pharmaceuticals had acquired all rights to a small, radiolabeled molecule known as [99mTc]MIP-1404, and that an international, multi-center Phase II trial was  investigating the clinical activity of [99mTc]MIP-1404 as a prostate cancer imaging agent. … READ MORE …

New NCCN guidelines on prostate cancer are not an all-around success!

Alas, the latest revisions to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines on early detection of prostate cancer seem to have instigated more furore than they have clarity (although the original premise behind them may have been well intentioned). … READ MORE …

Prostate Cancer Roundtable endorses statement on early detection in men at high risk

The Prostate Cancer Roundtable has endorsed a statement developed by the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) on the role of PSA testing in the early detection of prostate cancer among men acknowledged to be at elevated risk. … READ MORE …

GE heads up $1 billion cancer detection and treatment plan

If you have a really innovative idea that might impact the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, now’s the time to get your proposal in to GE and its venture capital partners. … READ MORE …

Better ultrasound technology in diagnosis … is it time for change?

For many years a relatively small group of specialists have argued that “enhanced” types of transrectal ultrasound technology (most specifically inclusive of color Döppler ultrasound) have a greater ability to identify possible signs of prostate cancer than traditional “gray-scale” ultrasound. … READ MORE …