Prostate Cancer Imaging: A New Era in Diagnostic Approach

Author(s): Hishar Hassan, Fathinul F.A. Saad, Rosa M. Moresco, Claudio Rosetti, Abdul J. Nordin

Journal Name: Recent Patents and Topics on Imaging (Discontinued)
Formerly Recent Patents on Medical Imaging

Volume 5 , Issue 1 , 2015


Regardless of continents, prostate cancer is on top list for most prevalent cancer in men. With the emergence of new diagnostic approaches, the challenges in the staging and detection accuracy of this cancer would promise a better management strategy to patients; preventing futile surgery and unnecessary treatment cost. This review discusses the established clinical diagnostic techniques, from the conventional screening of prostate specific antigen (PSA), ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique to the functional imaging modality; Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET-CT).

Keywords: Computed tomography (CT), computed tomography (PET-CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography, PSA, ultrasound.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 28 December, 2015
Page: [13 - 18]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/2451827105666150522235954

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