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Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Dec;19(6):291-5. doi: 10.1097/RMR.0b013e3181aacdb0.

Magnetic resonance-guided biopsy of the prostate: feasibility, technique, and clinical applications.

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Department of Radiology, Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein zuid, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. D.Yakar@rad.umcn.nl

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the technique of magnetic resonance (MR)-guided biopsy as performed in our institution and highlight trends from current literature.

METHODS:

Local protocols for MR prostate cancer localization and its image data analysis are described. Acquisition of a 3-dimensional localization for a tumor suspected region and its reidentification on a second MR-guided biopsy session are explained. Furthermore, detailed information about the procedure, the biopsy technique itself, and the current trends are discussed and highlighted.

RESULTS:

Magnetic resonance-guided biopsies have a higher tumor detection rate of prostate cancer in patients with clinical suspicion of prostate cancer and repeated negative transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsies. It is a feasible and accurate technique.

CONCLUSIONS:

Performance of MR-guided prostate biopsies, using suggested techniques, protocols, and equipment, is a feasible and accurate technique. It has been proven to be an accurate method for the detection of significant prostate cancer in men with repetitive previous negative biopsies.

PMID:
19512851
DOI:
10.1097/RMR.0b013e3181aacdb0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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