Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System Version 2: Beyond Prostate Cancer Detection

Korean J Radiol. Mar-Apr 2018;19(2):193-200. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2018.19.2.193. Epub 2018 Feb 22.


The main purpose of Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System Version 2 (PI-RADSv2) is to effectively detect clinically significant prostate cancers (csPCa) using multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging. Since the first introduction of PI-RADSv2, researchers have validated its diagnostic performance in identifying csPCa, and these promising data have influenced biopsy and treatment schemes. However, in this article, we focused on the potential of PI-RADSv2 in relation to various aspects of PCa such as Gleason score, tumor volume, extraprostatic extension, lymph node metastasis, and postoperative biochemical recurrence, beyond prostate cancer detection.

Keywords: Magnetic resonance imaging; PI-RADS; Prognosis; Prostate cancer; Recurrence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Grading
  • Prognosis
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen / blood
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Recurrence
  • Software*


  • Prostate-Specific Antigen