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  • Manuel S. Eisenberg

MRI is becoming more useful in the detection of significant prostate cancer

Traditional imaging such as x-rays, ultrasound, and CT scans have limited ability to see into the prostate and find malignancy. MRI has provided the most useful detection of prostate cancer. As MRI techniques have improved, the ability of MRI to detect significant cancer has risen up to nearly 90%. Additionally recent studies have shown that finding the cancer is no longer reliant upon a radiologic prostate specialist, but with updated scoring systems the reliability between different radiologist is becoming better and better. MRI is already very useful in determining the volume of cancer, and its aggressiveness, and these results are promising for even more refinement in the future.

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