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, 32 (3), 144-148

Targeted and Systematic Biopsy for Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer

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Targeted and Systematic Biopsy for Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer

R J Chuang et al. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol).

Abstract

The value of multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of clinically-significant prostate cancer is increasingly well-established, and has been adopted in current diagnostic pathways and clinical guidelines. Concurrently, the role of conventional ultrasound-guided systematic prostate biopsy is increasingly questioned. In this brief review, we evaluate the continued value of systematic biopsy including a review of prospective studies on targeted and systemic biopsies in the same patients. We also address current limitations of multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate.

Keywords: Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging; prostate cancer; targeted biopsy.

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