MR Imaging for Prostate Cancer Screening and Active Surveillance

Sasha C. Druskin, Katarzyna J. Macura

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Abstract

The current prostate cancer management paradigm has been criticized in recent years for contributing to the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of the disease. Active surveillance is an avenue by which to reduce overtreatment, but patient selection and monitoring remain a challenge. The use of prostate MR imaging has been growing in recent years and has been incorporated into prostate cancer screening and patient selection and monitoring for active surveillance. This review article discusses the current evidence for the use of MR imaging in each of those settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-261
Number of pages11
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Active surveillance
  • Biopsy
  • Cancer screening
  • MR imaging
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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