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Using MRI of Prostate to Improve Prostate Cancer Biopsies

Miami urologist

According to Miami urologist Dr. George Suarez, his main goal is to locate cases of aggressive prostate cancer that can impact a man’s chances for survival. He is refining prostate cancer diagnosis to better detect those cancers that grow faster and spread to other parts of the patient’s body.

His office is one of the first in the area to offer men a new technology that combines MRI and real-time ultrasound to guide a biopsy needle, ensuring that tissue from all suspicious areas is secured.

Standard prostate biopsies take random samplings from the prostate, without a guarantee that a biopsy will target the cancer. MRI of prostate allows your Miami urologist to locate a suspicious lesion so that a biopsy needle can be targeted more accurately.

 

MRI of prostate is most useful for men who:

  • Had a previous questionable prostate MRI;
  • Are currently under active surveillance for prostate cancer;
  • Have an elevated PSA or other conditions causing concern for prostate cancer.

 

MRI of prostate is typically used to identify the specific location of prostate cancer when the standard workup does not recognize disease, such as a negative biopsy with a rising PSA.

According to your Miami urologist, MRI of prostate has only shown to be useful in in the diagnosis of prostate cancer over the last several years. Advanced MRI of prostate allows your Miami urologist to identify and target sizeable prostate cancers.

One of the beneficial side effects is that modern MRI of prostate tends to minimalize the appearance of non-aggressive prostate cancers. So it really improves the ability to locate the kind of cancer that urologists want to target.

While prostate cancer may appear the same from one patient to another under a microscope, it may act quite differently. This behavior is motivated largely by the DNA sequencing of the cancer. The more information urologists can learn about a tumor – through better biopsies and improved diagnostic tests – the more they will be able to tailor a treatment plan for a patient.

If you would like more information regarding MRI of prostate, contact the office of best Miami urologist Dr. George Suarez to schedule a confidential consultation.