Month: April 2020

Why Fusion-Guided Biopsies Should Not Be Called “MRI-Guided Biopsies”

Proton Beam Therapy - Sperling Prostate Center
Fusion guided prostate biopsies are the new darling of urologic diagnostic procedures. For decades, the transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided 12-plus needle sampling of the gland was the prostate cancer (PCa) diagnostic gold standard, despite its widely recognized shortcoming: Inaccuracy rates of at least 30% on average Overdetecting insignificant PCa while often missing significant PCa Tends keep reading

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