In recent years, the role for multiparametric MRI in prostate cancer detection and management has expanded. Ongoing research shows that potential for multiparametric MRI to help reduce instances of overtreatment and understaging. One barrier to mainstream implementation has been a lack of standardization in the interpretation and reporting of multiparametric MRI exams. However, the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) helps to solve that problem. […]
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 220,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015. Around 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed during their lifetimes. This September, the RadNet Prostate MRI program encourages men to learn more about prostate cancer and their prostate cancer imaging options. […]
In recent years, recommendations for prostate cancer screening have been caught amidst growing controversy. The utility of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, the most prominent front-line screening exam for prostate cancer has been heavily critiqued. Meanwhile, numerous men present with incurable late-stage prostate cancer while men with low-risk, indolent disease receive treatment that offers little benefit in terms of health outcomes. Prostate cancer patients and their physicians have long sought an alternative to the current […]
Annual mammogram screening beginning at age 40 saves lives. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends less frequent screening at a later age, not because screening will not save lives, but because it will not save sufficient numbers of lives when started before age 50.
The guidelines are based on outdated, blemished data and do not evaluate cost-effectiveness or any other benefits of early detection. In fact, USPSTF states, “Screening mammography in women ages 40 to […]
Much attention paid to multiparametric prostate MRI has focused on its ability to improve prostate cancer detection and diagnosis. However, prostate MRI has the potential to improve other aspects of prostate cancer care. Beyond guiding biopsy needles, prostate MRI can also aid prostate cancer staging, inform treatment planning and to monitor patients following treatment.
Prostate MRI in Local Staging of Prostate Cancer
Pre-treatment staging is essential to determining an appropriate disease management strategy in men with […]