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Title: Current role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in the management of prostate cancer.
Authors: Katelaris, Nikolas Christopher;Bolton, Damien M;Weerakoon, Mahesha;Toner, Liam;Katelaris, Phillip Mark;Lawrentschuk, Nathan L
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. ; Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia. ; Division of Cancer Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Issue Date: 6-Apr-2015
Citation: Korean Journal of Urology 2015; 56(5): 337-45
Abstract: The purpose of this review was to evaluate the current role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) in the management of prostate cancer (PC). The diagnosis of PC remains controversial owing to overdetection of indolent disease, which leads to overtreatment and subsequent patient harm. mp-MRI has the potential to equilibrate the imbalance between detection and treatment. The limitation of the data for analysis with this new technology is problematic, however. This issue has been compounded by a paradigm shift in clinical practice aimed at utilizing this modality, which has been rolled out in an ad hoc fashion often with commercial motivation. Despite a growing body of literature, pertinent clinical questions remain. For example, can mp-MRI be calibrated to reliably detect biologically significant disease? As with any new technology, objective evaluation of the clinical applications of mp-MRI is essential. The focus of this review was on the evaluation of mp-MRI of the prostate with respect to clinical utility.
Internal ID Number: 25964833
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/12798
DOI: 10.4111/kju.2015.56.5.337
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25964833
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Diagnosis
Magnetic resonance imaging
Pathology
Prostatic neoplasms
Urology
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