Role of MRI in minimally invasive focal ablative therapy for prostate cancer

Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, Stephen M. Scionti, Savvas Mendrinos, Samir S. Taneja

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    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to review the roles that MRI is expected to play in emerging minimally invasive focal ablative therapies for prostate cancer. CONCLUSION. MRI, in combination with biopsy, will impact patient selection for focal ablation by helping to localize clinically significant tumor foci. Also, some ablation procedures may be performed using real-time MRI guidance. In addition, MRI may be used for assessment of extent of necrosis shortly after therapy and for long-term surveillance for recurrent tumor.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)W90-W96
    JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
    Volume197
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 2011

    Keywords

    • Ablation
    • Focal therapy
    • MRI
    • Prostate cancer

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Rosenkrantz, A. B., Scionti, S. M., Mendrinos, S., & Taneja, S. S. (2011). Role of MRI in minimally invasive focal ablative therapy for prostate cancer. American Journal of Roentgenology, 197(1), W90-W96. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.10.5946