MRI of the prostate: Clinical relevance and emerging applications Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Image Enhancement
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Prostate
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • MRI of the prostate can aid in many aspects of prostate cancer management, from initial detection to treatment planning and follow-up. This review describes the current strengths and limitations of conventional anatomic and molecular MR imaging techniques (including MR spectroscopic imaging and dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging) for aiding prostate cancer management. It also describes promising emerging approaches for acquiring, analyzing, and applying MR imaging data, and the major research and educational efforts that will be required to realize the potential of prostate MR imaging in routine clinical practice.

publication date

  • February 2011

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jmri.22420

PubMed ID

  • 21274967

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 258

end page

  • 74

volume

  • 33

number

  • 2