MR fusion prostate biopsy
Urologist serving Houston, Tomball, Magnolia, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Conroe, Willowbrook and CyFair
What is an MR fusion prostate biopsy?
Generally, MRI-ultrasound fusion biopsy involves taking an MRI, then, at a separate appointment, fusing these data with real-time ultrasound images to help guide biopsy procedures. - Read more
Why utilize an MR Fusion Prostate Biopsy?
The main reason for having an MR fusion prostate biopsy is to reduce unecessary repeat prostate biopsies for patients with high risk of having prostate cancer or continued elevated or rising PSA scores.
- MR Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy: A New Diagnostic Technique For Detecting Prostate Cancer
Robert Glatter, MD
Technology to perform prostate biopsies has been relatively unchanged since the 1980's. Traditional techniques only sample the lower portion of the prostate, yet nearly 30 percent of cancers are located outside this zone. Read more from Forbes
- Fusion Imaging Could Revolutionize Prostate Biopsies
New technology fusing MR imaging with 3D ultrasound could soon replace standard, systematic prostate biopsy and could impact prostate care beyond that stage, according to new research from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The present standard—systematic biopsy—uses ultrasound guidance to remove multiple cores from the prostate for examination. Such biopsies are often described as "blind" because they don't take into account the specific location of abnormal tissue within the prostate. Read more from www.rsna.org
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