Using MRI-guided biopsies to diagnose prostate cancer with high accuracy

Many prostate cancer patients — and particularly those who don’t like the idea of prostate biopsies — think that if one uses MRI-guided biopsies alone one might only need to have one or two biopsy cores taken to accurately diagnose prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

What patients are willing to pay for an MRI-guided biopsy (maybe)

A recent report in Urology Practice makes what we see as a somewhat odd statement about what patients may be willing to pay for an MRI/TRUS fusion-guided biopsy as opposed to a TRUS-guided prostate biopsy. … READ MORE …

mpMRIs, MRI/TRUS fusion-guided biopsies, and systematic biopsies in monitoring of men on active surveillance

A new article in the Journal of Urology has provided us with some initial insight into the value of multiparametric MRIs (mpMRIs) in monitoring progression of patients on active surveillance protocols. … READ MORE …

MRI/TRUS fusion-guided biopsies and the diagnosis of prostate cancer

An important article by Siddiqui et al. appears in this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. It deals with the experience of Dr. Peter Pinto and his colleagues in the diagnosis of prostate cancer in about 1,000 patients over the past few years. … READ MORE …

MRI/TRUS fusion-guided biopsy in a community-like urology practice

A new study just reported in the Journal of Urology provides information on the application of MRI/TRUS fusion-guided prostate biopsy to diagnose prostate cancer in a community-like urology practice (as opposed to a major prostate cancer research center). … READ MORE …

MRI- and MRI/TRUS fusion-guided biopsy: an up-to-date review

The first issue of the new journal Urology Practice includes a very nice review of the use of MRI imaging in the evaluation, diagnosis, and biopsy of men with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Understanding the complexities of MRI-targeted biopsies

A recent video-discussion on the OncLive web site addresses the complexities in the evolution of application of multiparametric MRI scanning and MRI/TRUS fusion biopsies in the diagnosis of early stage prostate cancers. … READ MORE …