Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 1036–1051

Interpretation and reporting multiparametric prostate MRI: a primer for residents and novices

Authors

    • Department of Abdominal Imaging and InterventionMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Steven C. Eberhardt
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of New Mexico
  • Rachel Borczuk
    • Department of Abdominal Imaging and InterventionMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Shaunagh McDermott
    • Department of Abdominal Imaging and InterventionMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Mukesh G. Harisinghani
    • Department of Abdominal Imaging and InterventionMassachusetts General Hospital
Review Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-014-0097-x

Cite this article as:
Hedgire, S.S., Eberhardt, S.C., Borczuk, R. et al. Abdom Imaging (2014) 39: 1036. doi:10.1007/s00261-014-0097-x

Abstract

Multiparametric MRI has developed as a tool for prostate cancer lesion detection, characterization, staging, surveillance, and imaging of local recurrence. Given the disease frequency and the growing importance of imaging, as reliance on PSA declines, radiologists involved in prostate MRI imaging must become proficient with the fundamentals of multiparametric prostate MRI (T2WI, DWI, DCE-MRI, and MR spectroscopy). Interpretation and reporting must yield accuracy, consistency, and add value to clinical care. This review provides a primer to novices and trainees learning about multiparametric prostate MRI. MRI technique is presented along with the use of particular MRI sequences. Relevant prostate anatomy is outlined and imaging features of prostate cancer with staging are discussed. Finally structured reporting is introduced, and some limitations of prostate MRI are discussed.

Keywords

Prostate cancerMultiparametric MRIInterpretation and reporting of prostate MRIDiffusion-weighted MRIDynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI)

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014