A Case for Transperineal Biopsies

Prostate Biopsy Standards Although prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, the optimal method for diagnosis remains unclear. Favoured for its convenience and low cost, the systematic transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy is currently considered the gold standard for detecting prostate cancer, despite its high false negative rate and potential for infectious complications.1 […]

How I Do It -MRI-ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy using the Fusion MR and Fusion Bx systems

Check out this month’s Canadian Journal of Urology “How I Do It” section featuring Focal Healthcare’s Fusion Bx presented by Nathan Perlis, MD, Bishoy Lawendy, MD and Jack Barkin, MD. Abstract “There is increasing evidence to support the use of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in men at risk for clinically significant prostate cancer to […]

Transrectal vs. Transperineal Approach for Prostate Biopsy

Standards for Prostate Biopsy Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst men. It is estimated that over 2 million biopsies are performed annually.1 Because the prostate‚Äôs anatomical location lends itself well to the transrectal pathway, it has remained the favoured route for decades.1 Typically, an abnormal digital rectal exam and/or elevated PSA level […]

Image Registration Methods

MRI US construct aligned registration

What is image registration? Perhaps the most crucial step of prostate fusion biopsy is that of registration. It allows different sets of data, that have been captured using separate technologies, to be compared and contrasted. Image registration refers to the process of aligning images so that comparable characteristics can be easily related to one another. […]