UPI: Magnetic resonance imaging could help assess prostate cancers that need more aggressive treatment, US researchers say. READ MORE>
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Posted in MRI scans, tagged prostate, PROSTATE CANCER, medical checkups, prostate-specific antigen, cancer research, prostablog, catheter, Screening debate, prostate blog, prostate cancer screening, aggressive treatment, Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI scans, UPI, assess prostate cancers on August 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Biopsy, MRI scans, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, tagged Biopsy, cancer research, catheter, electromagnetic needle tracking, endorectal coil MRI, improving biopsy quality control, MRI scan, needle biopsy, pre-procedure MRI, pre-procedure TRUS, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer screening, prostate under-sampling, transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsies, URO TODAY on July 24, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
URO TODAY: Knowing exactly where in the prostate a biopsy sample has come from is a problem for those diagnosing the disease, but scientists may have found a way to improve that by combining MRI scans with needle biopsy. READ MORE>
It is feasible to document the location of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsies on pre-procedure MRI by fusing the pre-procedure TRUS to an endorectal coil MRI using electromagnetic needle tracking.
This procedure may be useful in documenting the location of prior biopsies, improving quality control and thereby avoiding under-sampling of the prostate, as well as directing subsequent biopsies to regions of the prostate not previously sampled.
Posted in Biochemical recurrence, MRI scans, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, tagged cancer research, catheter, External beam radiation, MRI scans, predicting recurrence, prostablog, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostatectomy, Radical prostatectomy, Radiotherapy, URO TODAY, US MRI expert on May 26, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Diagnosis, MRI scans, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, tagged before biopsy, Biopsy, cancer research, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer screening, tumours, URO TODAY on October 3, 2009 | Leave a Comment »