Focal Treatment or Observation of Prostate Cancer: Pretreatment Accuracy of Transrectal Ultrasound Biopsy and T2-weighted MRI Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • Transrectal biopsy identified men with indolent tumors favorable for focal treatment in 50% of cases. MRI findings of extracapsular extension and extensive tumor involving more than half of the gland are associated with unfavorable features, and may be useful in excluding patients from focal treatment. According to these data, endorectal MRI is not sufficient to localize small tumors for focal treatment.

publication date

  • February 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3651887

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.urology.2009.04.061

PubMed ID

  • 19643467

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 472

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 75

number

  • 2