Role of MRI in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer Journal Article


Authors: Wibmer, A. G.; Vargas, H. A.; Hricak, H.
Article Title: Role of MRI in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer
Abstract: Multiparametric MRI of the prostate consists of T1- and T2-weighted sequences, which provide anatomical information, and one or more 'functional' sequences, that is, diffusion-weighted imaging, dynamic contrast-enhanced sequences and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Prostate MRI is the most accurate imaging method for local staging of prostate cancer and can also be used for the noninvasive evaluation of tumor aggressiveness. By magnetic resonance-guided prostate biopsy it is possible to target the most cancer-suspicious areas of the gland, especially in patients with a negative transrectal biopsy. In patients with biochemical recurrence after radical treatment, MRI is a valuable tool for the detection of local tumor recurrence and whole-body MRI can be used for the diagnosis of distant metastases. © 2015 Future Medicine Ltd.
Keywords: cancer recurrence; cancer staging; risk assessment; prostate cancer; mri; cancer detection; whole-body mri
Journal Title: Future Oncology
Volume: 11
Issue: 20
ISSN: 1479-6694
Publisher: Future Medicine  
Date Published: 2015-01-01
Start Page: 2757
End Page: 2766
Language: English
DOI: 10.2217/fon.15.206
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 26367323
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Notes: Export Date: 2 November 2015 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Hedvig Hricak
    335 Hricak
  2. Andreas Georg Wibmer
    18 Wibmer