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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Oct;199(4):714-20.

MRI-guided interventions for the treatment of prostate cancer.

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Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 10, 6525 GA, Nijmegen, Gld, The Netherlands. j.bomers@rad.umcn.nl

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this article is to evaluate MRI-guided therapies and to investigate their feasibility for focal therapy in prostate cancer patients. Relevant articles were retrieved using the PubMed online search engine.

CONCLUSION:

Currently, MRI-guided laser ablation and MRI-guided focused ultrasound are the most promising options for focal treatment of the prostate in patients with prostate cancer. Other techniques-that is, cryosurgery, microwave ablation, and radiofrequency ablation-are, for several and different reasons, less suitable for MRI-guided focal therapy of the prostate.

PMID:
22997360
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.12.8725
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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