A Multiparametric MRI will show more clearly the extent of prostate cancer and provides more detailed images of the prostate gland without an invasive procedure. Palms Imaging board-certified radiologists then examine the images using CAD (computer-aided detection) to recognize and detect areas in the gland that look suspicious. These areas may be further evaluated through a targeted MR-guided biopsy, which is also provided at Palms Imaging. Palms Imaging Center is one of few facilities in Ventura County that performs MRI-guided biopsies of suspected tumors in the prostate.
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What is an MRI-guided prostate biopsy?
An MRI-guided prostate biopsy is a method in which radiologists use magnetic resonance imaging to pinpoint suspected tumors in the prostate and secure tissue samples from suspicious areas. This procedure assures biopsies are highly targeted for greater accuracy with fewer samples.
What are the benefits of an MRI-guided prostate biopsy?
Prostate cancer is often hard to detect when the tumors are small and localized, but with new MRI technology it can provide radiologists with a cross-sectional view of the prostate for more accurate identification of possible tumors. By directly targeting tumors, physicians will typically only need two to three tissue samples, while alternative methods may take up to 30.
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