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 […]

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 […]