Is It Possible to Substitute a Scan for Prostate Biopsy?

There are two different ways to do a prostate biopsy – targeted and random. The random 12-core prostate biopsy is standard and has been in use for over 25 years.  Now, since MRI imaging has greatly improved, the number of needle biopsies can be reduced substantially.  A couple of cores can be directed at a single target within the gland.  There are pros and cons with a targeted biopsy.  The first concern is that perhaps 10% of small, high-grade cancers can be missed by modern scanning.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE >

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