PSA Screening Flowchart
For decades the random 12-core biopsy has been the standard of care for diagnosing prostate cancer. What most men don’t know is that random biopsy can be dangerous and its …
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High resolution Color Doppler Ultrasound is really two scans in one: A grey scale image in black and white, and a color image that detects areas of increased blood flow. Prostate cancer shows up as a dark area on grey scale imaging or as an area of increased flow on a Color Doppler Ultrasound. When both a dark spot and increased blood flow are seen in the same location in the prostate, cancer is more likely. Color Doppler Ultrasound can be used to perform lesion-directed biopsies as opposed to random biopsies as are commonly performed by most urologists. The results of Color Doppler Ultrasound scanning cannot be trusted unless the study is performed at a center using state-of-the-art technology and read by physicians with special experience and training.