Sperling Prostate Center

Category: Imaging & mpMRI

What is the PI-RADS Score?

The tremendous international interest in 3T multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) brought with it the challenge of how to standardize the reporting of prostate image analysis among radiologists around the globe. The European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) proposed a numeric system called the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System, or PI-RADS, for prostate cancer detection. It keep reading

New Category System Offers Better Diagnosis For Chronic Prostatitis

One of the most troubling conditions for men is chronic prostatitis. It is estimated that 5-10% of men suffer from this inflammation, which can cause pain, urinary difficulties, sexual dysfunction, and psychological stress. Difficult to diagnose Measures to diagnose prostatitis often frustrate doctor and patient alike. In many cases, blood and urine tests, physical exam, keep reading

Know The Difference Between In-bore MRI and Fusion

Word has gotten out to prostate cancer patients about MRI-guided focal treatments. It all started with prostate biopsies. Patients have learned that traditional 12-core biopsies guided by transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) are basically blind and random because ultrasound can’t detect or show the actual tumors. Demand for in-bore MRI guided targeted biopsies began to increase because keep reading

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