An interesting paper of which we like to share some quotes:
“It is recognized that finally an individualized approach needs to be adopted and different MRI-directed biopsy strategies can be deployed. The key point is that prostate MRI and MRI-directed biopsy is a worthy first-line diagnostic strategy, backed up by systematic biopsy, used alone or as a supplement to target biopsy, depending on individual patient risk and patient preferences”
“This study also corroborates the high detection rate of prostate cancer using this in-bore MRI procedure; and more important the high clinically significant cancer detection. It is relevant the short MRI room occupation time of the procedure, which is not higher than other MRI diagnostic multiparametric studies, thus it does not interfere on the routine workflow of the MRI room schedule.”
“ Robotic MRI-guided biopsy could be useful, efficient and feasible procedure in the new paradigm to diagnose significant prostate cancer in selected patients.”
“An important issue to take in mind is that; whether MRI is the optimal imaging technique to diagnosis prostate cancer, it could be also much powerful whether we apply the same MRI technique to perform the biopsy.”
“the decrease of the biopsy time achieved with the use of the robot saves occupation time of the MRI room and thus decreases the overall cost of the procedure.”
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Example case from the paper: 69-year-old man, 1x negative US biopsies, PSA 5,6 ng/mL and a 7mm lesion on MR imaging, now was detected with a Gleason 7 (3+4)