Multiparametric MRI and other imaging methods suitable to stage prostate carcinoma
Introduction. The role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in staging prostate carcinoma has been increasing over the last years. It’s high sensitivity is indispensable when diagnosing this disease. It is a very accurate imaging method that helps the physician choose the best treatment method for his patient.
Aim. Assessment of mpMRI which uses both anatomic and functional imaging techniques as a method to diagnose prostatic lesions. Advantages and disadvantages of staging prostate carcinoma with the use of biparametric MRI (bpMRI). Methods. The literature search was performed.
Results. MpMRI can be used in pre-operative staging of prostate cancer. The technique is accurate in diagnosing and assessment of prostate carcinoma with Gleason Score (GS) of 7 and above. It is also recommended when planning a second biopsy of the prostatic gland.