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Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging of prostate cancer

In Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
By: Hedgire SS.
Contributor(s): Harisinghani MG | Cao K | Mcdermott S | Oei TN | patelzena@hotmail.com | Patel ZM.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 22 Issues 3.Publisher: 2012Description: 160-169.Subject(s): prostate cancer | magnetic resonance imaging | dynamic contrast-enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging | Diffusion-weighted imaging | DDC classification: Online resources: Click here to access online In: Indian Journal of Radiology and ImagingSummary: In India, prostate cancer has an incidence rate of 3.9 per 100,000 men and is responsible for 9% of cancer-related mortality. It is the only malignancy that is diagnosed with an apparently blind technique, i.e., transrectal sextant biopsy. With increasing numbers of high-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment being installed in India, the radiologist needs to be cognizant about endorectal MRI and multiparametric imaging for prostate cancer. In this review article, we aim to highlight the utility of multiparamteric MRI in prostate cancer. It plays a crucial role, mainly in initial staging, restaging, and post-treatment follow-up
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In India, prostate cancer has an incidence rate of 3.9 per 100,000 men and is responsible for 9% of cancer-related mortality. It is the only malignancy that is diagnosed with an apparently blind technique, i.e., transrectal sextant biopsy. With increasing numbers of high-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment being installed in India, the radiologist needs to be cognizant about endorectal MRI and multiparametric imaging for prostate cancer. In this review article, we aim to highlight the utility of multiparamteric MRI in prostate cancer. It plays a crucial role, mainly in initial staging, restaging, and post-treatment follow-up

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