Guidelines Developed for Prostate MRI After Negative Biopsy
The researchers note that prostate MRI and subsequent MRI-targeted cores seem to facilitate the detection of clinically significant disease over repeat biopsy, if a biopsy is recommended. High-quality prostate MRI should be strongly considered for any patient with a prior negative biopsy who is under evaluation for a repeat biopsy. The results of any other biomarkers and the cost of the examination, as well as availability of high-quality prostate MRI interpretation should also be considered. MRI should be carried out, interpreted, and reported according to PI-RADs (Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System) version 2 guidelines. Optimal results can be achieved by experienced reporting radiologists and biopsy operators....