Sperling Prostate Center

Category: Biopsy

Getting Closer to a Liquid Biopsy for Prostate Cancer

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When it comes to prostate cancer, your body comes equipped with a kind of check engine light. It’s your PSA blood test. If it comes back abnormally high or rising, it’s a physical uh-oh. Like a check engine light, it doesn’t tell you exactly what the problem is. A doctor’s next step might well be a conventional 12+ core, with its risks of inaccuracy and side effects. What if there were a simpler way to assemble and evaluate vital information in a single step, such as a blood draw? keep reading

MRI-Guided Biopsy: Higher Yield, Fewer Needles

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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... keep reading

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: AI Confounded by Contaminated Prostate Cancer Tissue

Designing a Virtual Prostate Biopsy Using MRI Scans
I’ve posted numerous blogs on the promising applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the medical world. Early research and development of Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) show results that offer accuracy rivaling that of humans, and speed/efficiency no human can begin to approach. This all sounds glorious! However, as AI tools have become keep reading
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