Biparametric vs. multiparametric MRI scanning in diagnosis of prostate cancer

We have recently started to see  a flurry of publications of papers suggesting that biparametric MRI (bpMRI) scans may be “better” — or at least more cost-effective — than multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) scans in the diagnosis of localized forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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 …

Copper-64 PET/CT scanning for biochemically relapsing prostate cancer

A group of Italian researchers have apparently shown that a copper-64 dichloride-based radiotracing agent (64CuCl2) is better than currently-used 18FCl radiotracers in the detection of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer with PET/CT scans … READ MORE …

A PSMA-based PET scan can change SRT decisions

The new PSMA-based PET scans provide a way to locate exactly where the cancer has spread to after an unsuccessful prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

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 …

False-negative findings on mpMRI scans of men with clinically significant prostate cancer

Some people aren’t going to be happy about the following data, but they come from one of the most sophisticated prostate cancer imaging centers in the world … and they make it very clear indeed that multiparametric MRI scanning (mpMRI) is less than perfect in identification of risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

MRI data and genomic data are telling us different things about prostate cancer risk

A new paper just published on line in the journal PLoS One is entitled, “Association between a 17-gene genomic prostate score and a multi-parametric prostate MRI in men with low and intermediate risk prostate cancer (PCa)”. … READ MORE …