Title

Use of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in localized prostate cancer

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-3-2020

Journal

Expert Review of Medical Devices

Volume

17

Issue

5

DOI

10.1080/17434440.2020.1755257

Keywords

biopsy; prostate cancer; Prostate MRI

Abstract

© 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Introduction: Prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is commonly used for localized disease mainly to detect intraprostatic lesions and to guide biopsies. Despite its documented success in clinical practice, limitations still exist for prostate MRI. In this review, we discuss common clinical uses of prostate MRI, its limitations, and potential solutions for those limitations. Areas covered: Current uses of prostate MRI and challenges discussed. Literature search in PubMed was completed using the keywords “prostate MRI, prostate cancer.” Expert opinion: Prostate MRI is a useful method for localization, biopsy, and treatment guidance of prostate cancer. Certain limitations of prostate MRI such as false negatives due to spatial resolution and relatively low repeatability between different radiologists can potentially be solved by investing more on education training and artificial intelligence technology.

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