Detection of residual prostate cancer after external radiotherapy. Role of prostate specific antigen and transrectal ultrasonography
Information Storage and Retrieval
Natural Language Processing
The most clinically useful model for predicting histologically identifiable residual cancer was either a serum PSA value greater than 2 or a PSA value less than or equal to 2 and abnormal TRUS findings. The positive and negative predictive values of the model were 84% and 83%, respectively. The model predicted biopsy results correctly in 26 of 31 patients (84%). Transrectal ultrasonography is recommended as a diagnostic tool for patients whose PSA level ranges from a detectable level to less than or equal to 2 ng/mL.