4.15.2008

3T MRI Plays Significant Role in Detecting Prostate Cancer

The use of MRI without endorectal coil can detect prostate cancer and provide undistorted images with diagnostic image quality and accurate tumor localization, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

“The 3T MRI datasets were acquired without an endorectal coil and were used during robotic surgery,” said Steffen Sammet, MD, PhD, lead author of the study. “Since the use of an endorectal coil leads to deformation of the prostate and potentially altered microcirculation, our goal was to assess the capability of detecting prostate cancer areas by dynamic contrast enhanced MRI without endorectal coil at 3T validated by correlation with surgical pathology,” he said.

source: ARRS Press Release

1 comment:

krogmank said...

...alas, but not without a significant increase in cost on a per -diagnosis basis.

But MRI still remains a significant tool in surgical pathology.

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