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Innovative Procedure Combining MRI and Ultrasound Can Accurately Diagnose Prostate Cancer

New research confirms that an innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it’s prostate cancer.

Using specialized equipment needed, physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center began using the fusion biopsy procedure about three years ago for its ability to blend live ultrasound images with captured MRI images. The fused image creates the 3D model, and flags anomalies that could be areas of concern. That helps guide urologists to get tissue samples called biopsies to determine whether cancer is present.

Read the full article here.

source: News Medical