Can MRI data improve decision-making about the need for a biopsy?

Last week we noted that adding MRI data to the Partin tables and to the Kattan/MSKCC nomograms did not seem to improve the accuracy of prognosis of outcomes after radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

Introducing PI-RADS version 2: application of multiparametric MRI scans for prostate cancer risk assessment

PI-RADS™ stands for Prostate Imaging and Reporting and Data System and is a system used to guide standardization and limit variation in the performance, interpretation, and reporting of prostate MRI exams prior to any form of active treatment. … READ MIORE …

What is PI-RADS and why should you care?

PI-RADS is an acronym and it stands for “prostate imaging — reporting and data system” but what it really is is a highly structured method for reporting what can be seen on certain types of prostate-specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and how to interpret these data. … READ MORE …