Category: Biopsy

MRI-Guided Biopsy Benefits

Who invented the microscope? Credit for putting multiple lenses in a tube in order to gain a magnified view goes to two Dutch lens makers in the 1590s, Zacharias Jansen and his father, Hans. One of the first uses of microscopy in medicine occurred around 1650 when a Jesuit priest named Athanasius Kirchner saw little keep reading

MRI Is Changing Prostate Biopsy

A couple of years ago I saw a patient who previously had three negative TRUS-guided prostate biopsies. Because his PSA had been slowly rising from 4 to 10, the number of biopsy needles had increased from 10 to 12 to 14. “Doc,” he said, “they tried to numb me up for the last biopsy, but keep reading

Overused Random Biopsies: The Real Culprit

TRUS Biopsy
For those not familiar with the name of California oncologist Mark Scholz, MD, he is the co-author of a book provocatively titled “Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers.” Currently, he is the Medical Director of Prostate Oncology Specialists, and also serves as Executive Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute. As a respected authority on prostate keep reading
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