Cost Effectiveness of MRI for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common and lethal cancer among men in the United States. In 2021, an estimated 250,000 men were diagnosed, with the majority over 65 years old. During the height of the pandemic, diagnosis and screening numbers plummeted, resulting in thousands of missed diagnoses. Lost in the surgical backlog, already delayed […]

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Prostate Cancer Care?

#CancelEverything On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) a global pandemic. Its impact left the world uncertain about health, politics and the economy. The first wave caused a major disruption to health services, exacerbating concerns of patient and physician safety and resource availability. On trend with the […]

Get Hands-On With Targeted Transperineal Biopsies at AUA 2021

Compared to transrectal, transperineal is proven to be the cleaner and ultimately safer approach for prostate biopsies. Recent advances in needle guide technologies have popularized the freehand method by making it easier to pivot around the puncture holes. These are great for systematic biopsies, but are even better when used with a fusion system like […]

Freehand Transperineal Biopsy

“Freehand transperineal biopsy” seems to be the latest buzzword in the urology world, and for good reason. Compared to transrectal, transperineal is proven to be the cleaner and ultimately safer approach for prostate biopsies. The support for transperineal is growing, as mounting evidence continues to debunk previous misconceptions of tolerability, feasibility and accuracy. We won’t […]

MRI for Biopsy: MRI-US Fusion vs. In-Bore

MRI for Targeted Biopsies Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) can accurately visualize the inner workings of the prostate, including tumor location and volume, by incorporating anatomic and functional imaging techniques. A positive mpMRI allows lesions to be localized and targeted, whereas negative results can prevent unnecessary biopsy. This addresses the “uncertainty” of standard ultrasound, and […]