Serial mpMRIs instead of serial biopsies for men on active surveillance

The role of baseline and repeat multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) scanning as a substitute for repeat biopsies in the initial evaluation and ongoing management of men on active surveillance continues to evolve. … READ MORE …

The evolving role of MRI imaging in undiagnosed prostate cancer

As we have been pointing out for a while, the actual and potential roles for the use of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) scanning in the diagnosis of prostate cancer is changing, and quite fast too. … READ MORE …

The role of 3 T mpMRI in monitoring men on active surveillance

A newly published paper in the American Journal of Roetgenology provides an early data set on the application of 3 T multiparameric MRI scans in monitoring men on active surveillance (as opposed to the use of serial biopsies). … READ MORE …

PROMIS study endorses mpMRI prior to prostate biopsy for many patients

The PROMIS study is a UK-based study designed to confirm earlier data suggesting that having a multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) scan could really help to decide which men needed a prostate biopsy because they really did or didn’t have prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

New consensus statement on monitoring for prostate cancer risk after a first, negative biopsy

There has been no really clear and formal guidance available on how to monitor patients for risk of prostate cancer after a first, negative, standard, 12-core, systematic biopsy. New guidance from the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) may be helpful in addressing this situation. … READ MORE …

How do mpMRI and MRI/TRUS fusion biopsies actually work?

As our regular readers will be well aware, the combination of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) data with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy techniques are rapidly becoming more common in both the diagnosis of prostate cancer and in monitoring risk for prostate cancer in men on active surveillance protocols. … 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 …