The potential of shear wave elastography — an update

First and foremost, we would like to thank Prof. Ghulam Nabi of the University of Dundee for providing us with a preprint of the full text of his team’s article on transrectal SWE within about 30 seconds of receiving our request! That’s a record! … READ MORE …

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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CE-TRUS-targeted vs. systematic, TRUS-guided biopsy of the prostate to diagnose prostate cancer

Contrast-enhanced, transrectal ultrasound (CE-TRUS) technology has been found to better detect high-grade prostate cancer than conventional forms of TRUS, which may make it a more appropriate method for the diagnosis of clinically important cancers and monitoring low-risk ones with less biopsies. … READ MORE …

Color Doppler ultrasound in the biopsy-based diagnosis of prostate cancer

A new report from an Italian clinical research team, and based on a randomized clinical trial of 300 patients, suggests that color Doppler ultrasound offers no significant benefit over standard “gray-scale” ultrasound in the biopsy-based diagnosis of prostate cancer — which is not going to please the advocates of color Doppler ultrasonography. … READ MORE …

3D TRUS-MRI fusion-based, targeted biopsy using Artemis technology

A new paper in Urologic Oncology, taken in combination with a media release and a video release from the UCLA Health System, have described a sophisticated method of combining data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate with a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound system to optimize outcomes of prostate biopsies. … READ MORE …

More Tuesday news reports: April 21, 2009

In today’s other news reports there are items on:

  • Mistrust between patients and their doctors regarding prostate cancer issues
  • Use of a new, 3D transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy system
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection and its extent in prostate cancer staging and outcome
  • Negative result of oblimersen sodium prior to docetaxel in castration-resistant prostate cancer … READ MORE …