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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 431680, 9 pages
Review Article

Standardization of Multiparametric Prostate MR Imaging Using PI-RADS

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (766), Radboud University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Received 19 March 2014; Accepted 29 April 2014; Published 9 June 2014

Academic Editor: Barıs Turkbey

Copyright © 2014 Joyce G. R. Bomers and Jelle O. Barentsz. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The purpose of this paper is to introduce and describe the Prostate Imaging and Reporting Archiving Data System (PI-RADS). For every single parameter the PI-RADS scoring system will be explained and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examples will be given. In the end two patient cases are presented to explain the overall interpretation score in multiparametric imaging.