Comparative Effectiveness of Targeted Prostate Biopsy Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Ultrasound Fusion Software and Visual Targeting: A Prospective Study Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms


  • We found no evidence of a significant difference in the detection of high grade or any grade cancer between visually targeted and magnetic resonance-ultrasound fusion biopsy. However, the performance of each technique varied in specific biopsy locations and the outcomes of both techniques were complementary. Combining visually targeted biopsy and magnetic resonance-ultrasound fusion biopsy may optimize the detection of prostate cancer.

publication date

  • January 2016



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5014662

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2016.03.149

PubMed ID

  • 27038768

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 697

end page

  • 702