Current Urology Reports

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Prostate Biopsy: Review of Technology, Techniques, and Outcomes

  • Michael Kongnyuy
  • Arvin K. GeorgeEmail author
  • Ardeshir R. Rastinehad
  • Peter A. Pinto
Prostate Cancer (A Kibel, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Prostate Cancer


Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided (12–14 core) systematic biopsy of the prostate is the recommended standard for patients with suspicion of prostate cancer (PCa). Advances in imaging have led to the application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the detection of PCa with subsequent development of software-based co-registration allowing for the integration of MRI with real-time TRUS during prostate biopsy. A number of fusion-guided methods and platforms are now commercially available with common elements in image and analysis and planning. Implementation of fusion-guided prostate biopsy has now been proven to improve the detection of clinically significant PCa in appropriately selected patients.


Prostate cancer Transrectal ultrasound Magnetic resonance imaging Biopsy 


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Conflict of Interest

Michael Kongnyuy and Arvin K. George each declare no potential conflicts of interest.

Ardeshir R. Rastinehad is a section editor for Current Urology Reports.

Peter A. Pinto reports a patent Method and System for Performing Biopsies issued to No: US 8,447,384 B2, and a patent System and Method for Planning and Performing a Repeat Interventional Procedure pending to File No: US 195-381Úpplication # 2015PF00912.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Kongnyuy
    • 1
  • Arvin K. George
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ardeshir R. Rastinehad
    • 2
  • Peter A. Pinto
    • 1
  1. 1.Urologic Oncology BranchNational Institutes of Health, National Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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