MRI Guided Prostate Biopsy Gaining Acceptance Among Urologists As…

An overwhelming majority – 81% – of the urologists did agree that MRI-US guided prostate biopsy is useful for diagnosing prostate cancer.

MRI-US guided biopsy has the ability to fuse together real-time ultrasound images of the prostate allowing a more accurate and precise identification of suspicious lesions which may not have been found using traditional transrectal ultrasound.

The use of magnetic resonance imaging-ultrasound (MRI-US) guided prostate biopsy is proving to be gaining more favorable acceptance among urologists according to a national survey where the results were presented at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, Florida.

“This survey is excellent news for all men who need a biopsy of the prostate in order to get the best ultrasound images possible,” stated Dr. Samadi. “MRI-US guided biopsy has the ability to fuse together real-time ultrasound images of the prostate allowing a more accurate and precise identification of suspicious lesions which may not have been found using traditional transrectal ultrasound.”

The survey was conducted in August-September 2016 where 291 urologists gave their views of MRI/US guide biopsy. Out of the urologists surveyed, 86% stated they use MRI technology in their practices in some fashion from general MRI use, MRI/US guided prostate biopsy, MRI for active surveillance, and MRI for pre-prostatectomy imaging. MRI-US guided prostate biopsy is used by 60% with 67% stating an increase in its use over the past 5 years.

“The use of MRI-US guided prostate biopsy is still relatively new for some urologists who may be hesitant in employing it, but more and more urologists across the country are beginning to support the use of it and are actively…

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