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Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI): Prostate Imaging Guidance Document 1.5 Tesla

Published: 
17 September, 2018
Topics: Imaging, MRI
Edition: 
First

Summary

Prostate Cancer UK and the SoR have produced a base set of protocols for mpMRI, an imaging technique that allows 25 per cent of men with suspected prostate cancer to avoid an invasive biopsy procedure.

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) is now widely recognised as the frontline method of diagnosing prostate cancer, but for mpMRI to be effective, the images captured need to be of very high quality for accurate, unambiguous interpretation. NICE guidelines recommend that mpMRI be conducted before biopsy.

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