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The use of prostate MR for targeting prostate biopsies.

  • Author(s): Kelley, R Phelps
  • Zagoria, Ronald J
  • Nguyen, Hao G
  • Shinohara, Katsuto
  • Westphalen, Antonio C
  • et al.
Abstract

Management of prostate cancer relies heavily on accurate risk stratification obtained through biopsies, which are conventionally performed under transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guidance. Yet, multiparametric MRI has grown to become an integral part of the care of males with known or suspected prostate cancer. This article will discuss in detail the different MRI-targeted biopsy techniques, their advantages and disadvantages, and the impact they have on patient management.

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