Prostate ultrasound: back in business!

Nicolae Crisan, Iulia Andras, Corina Radu, David Andras, Radu-Tudor Coman, Paul Tucan, Doina Pisla, Dana Crisan, Ioan Coman

Abstract


The use of grey scale prostate ultrasound decreased after the implementation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the diagnosis and evaluation of prostate cancer. The new developments, such as multiparametric ultrasound and MRI-ultrasound fusion technology, renewed the interest for this imaging method in the assessment of prostate cancer. The purpose of this paper was to review the current role of prostate ultrasound in the setting of these new applications. A thorough reevaluation of the selection criteria of the patients is required to assess which patients would benefit from multiparametric ultrasound, who would
benefit from multiparametric MRI or the combination of both to assist prostate biopsy in order to ensure the balance between overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of prostate cancer.


Keywords


prostatic neoplasms; image-guided biopsy; magnetic resonance imaging; ultrasonography

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu-1147

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