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Multiparametric MRI of Prostate: Analysis and Recommendations of Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) Version 2.1

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Multiparametric MRI, comprising of anatomic T1 weighted and T2 weighted imaging combined with functional imaging techniques, (presently diffusion weighted imaging and dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI), is the standard of care for evaluation of prostate cancer. Efforts have been taken to standardize prostate MRI reporting and interpretation by the international community comprising of both radiologists and urologists. These efforts have led to consensus guidelines in the shape of PI-RADS recommendations, the second version of which was released in 2015. PI-RADS v2 recommendations and subsequent PI-RADS v2.1 updates are geared towards detection of clinically significant cancer. Clinically significant cancer is defined as cancer with Gleason score ≥ 3 + 4 = 7, tumor volume >0.5 ml, and/or extraprostatic extension.

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Panda, A., Gulani, V. (2020). Multiparametric MRI of Prostate: Analysis and Recommendations of Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) Version 2.1. In: Panda, A., Gulani, V., Ponsky, L. (eds) Reading MRI of the Prostate. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99357-7_4

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