Radiologists imaging and biopsying prostate cancers with notable success

A radiology team at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is using advanced multiparametric MRI to diagnose difficult prostate cancers with upwards of 90 percent accuracy—and then perform targeted biopsies guided by MRI and ultrasound.

“At most places, there will be a radiologist reading the MR image and a clinician performing the biopsy. The person reading the image and person putting in the needle is different,” explains radiologist Jinxing Yu, MD, the institution’s director of oncologic and prostate imaging. 

“We do both. That’s one of our strengths.”

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