What does the targeted MRI/TRUS fusion guided prostate biopsy involve?
The targeted biopsy involves precise collection of material from areas possibly affected by cancer for histopathological examination.
What is important, at our Centre each patient qualified for prostate biopsy first has an MRI scan of the prostate performed. This ensures quick, correct and reliable evaluation of the prostate, local staging of cancer and condition of lymph nodes. When MRI scan of the prostate is performed only after the biopsy, at least two months break is required.
Only a few radiologists in Poland specialise in evaluation of the MRI scan of the prostate, therefore, frequently, descriptions of scans delivered to the HIFU CLINIC Prostate Cancer Treatment Centre for qualification for a biopsy or treatment are of poor value and require reassessment. Sometimes, the protocol of the scan itself is not optimal for the prostate evaluation, and the whole scan must be repeated. In our centre we cooperate with radiologists specialising in prostate evaluation. This ensures even more precise diagnostics, and is a very important component of qualification for a relevant prostate cancer treatment method.
What is the purpose of this scan?
The targeted MRI/TRUS fusion guided prostate biopsy ensures more precise "navigation" during the procedure. The clear advantage of the targeted biopsy versus the standard TRUS biopsy results from its use of MRI scanning of the prostate to collect sections from precisely specified suspicious areas. This way overdiagnosis of prostate cancers clinically insignificant is minimised, diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancers is improved, while the number of sections collected is reduced.
Combining images from the ultrasound scan and MRI scan is one of the most modern diagnostics tools in the contemporary urology.
What does this examination involve?
The targeted TRUS/MRI guided transrectal biopsy is performed by an urologist or an urologist with a radiologist, assisted by a nurse.
During the procedure, 3 to 18 sections are collected, depending on the number of previous biopsies and the number of clinically significant foci visible in the prostate MRI scan. The procedure takes from 30 to 60 minutes.
Preparation to the procedure involves previous antibiotic therapy and local anaesthesia.
Who is this scan for?
This procedure is performed in patients with increased PSA levels and when any anomalies are found by palpation (DRE). Additionally, it is also performed when the prostate MRI scan shows areas with the PI-RADSv2.0 score 3, 4, and 5.
How can I arrange a scan?
Please contact us for consultation and confirming the need for the test, using the free online consultation. We will gladly analyse your medical history and answer all your questions.
To arrange the treatment, please contact the Patient coordination department at: + 48 606 994 372 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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