Sperling Prostate Center

Category: Biopsy

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

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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

The Key to Your Prostate Cancer Treatment is in Your Genes

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Calling all urologists! In 2008, a new professional organization for urologists was established. Called the Large Urology Group Practice Association, it came about in part because of the trend toward a urology business model based in economic efficiencies: large practices with a single administrative center. For example, Urology Associates of North Texas (UANT) currently has keep reading

The Five Problems with TRUS Biopsy

Up till now, prostate cancer has been the only tumor cancer diagnosed by random luck. That’s right, random luck. The most common type of prostate biopsy is guided by transrectal ultrasound, or TRUS. It is considered the “gold standard” for prostate biopsy because it’s most widely used by urologists. Being the most common doesn’t mean keep reading

MRI-Guided Biopsy: Higher Yield, Fewer Needles

The University of California/Los Angeles (UCLA) completed a study that not only affirms our work at the Sperling Prostate Center but also offers terrific news for all prostate cancer patients. A team from their medical school’s Department of Radiology completed a retrospective study of in-bore MRI-guided prostate biopsy cases. They found that in-bore biopsy is keep reading

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