Prostate Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Challenges of Implementation

Ronald Loch, Kathryn Fowler, Ryan Schmidt, Joseph Ippolito, Cary Siegel, Vamsi Narra

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Abstract

Prostate cancer is among the most common causes of cancer and cancer deaths in men. Screening methods and optimal treatments have become controversial in recent years. Prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is gaining popularity as a tool to assist diagnosis, risk assessment, and staging. However, implementation into clinical practice can be difficult, with many challenges associated with image acquisition, postprocessing, interpretation, reporting, and radiologic-pathologic correlation. Although state-of-the-art technology is available at select sites for targeting tissue biopsy and interpreting multiparametric prostate MRI, many institutions struggle with adapting this new technology into an efficient multidisciplinary model of patient care. This article reviews several of the challenges that radiologists should be aware of when integrating prostate MRI into their clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-37
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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