Systematic prostate biopsy still matters - A comprehensive analysis of MRI/TRUS-fusion targeted prostate biopsies across different indications


OBJECTIVES To assess if a multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI)-targeted biopsy (TB) strategy is precise enough to replace systematic biopsies (SB) among men with different biopsy indications since an imaging-based pathway to guide indication and targeted prostate biopsy is currently under debate. CONCLUSIONS A single mpMRI and TB approach leads to a substantial number of missed CaP and csCaP across biopsies with different indications. Ongoing improvements of imaging, reading standardization, and biopsy techniques are required before replacing SB.

Urologic Oncology
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