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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jun;194(6):1427-33. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.4263.

Role of MRI in follow-up after focal therapy for prostate carcinoma.

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Department of Radiology, Division of Genitourinary Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. pieter.devisschere@uzgent.be

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

In patients with clinically suspected local recurrence of prostate cancer, a lobulated hyperintense mass in the radical prostatectomy fossa can be readily visualized with T2-weighted MRI, but this imaging technique is less successful after treatments such as radiation therapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, and cryosurgery. We describe the additional value of functional techniques in the assessment of local recurrence.

CONCLUSION:

The use of functional MRI techniques such as MR spectroscopy, diffusion-weighted imaging, and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI has shown promise in increasing overall imaging performance in the detection of local recurrence.

PMID:
20489080
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.10.4263
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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