BioMed Research International

Multiparametric MRI in Prostate Cancer


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1School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

2Molecular Imaging Program, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

3Spire Roding Hospital, London, UK

4Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Multiparametric MRI in Prostate Cancer

Description

Clinical suspicion of prostate cancer leads us to order transrectal ultrasound- (TRUS-) guided biopsy, which has been the traditional way of obtaining prostate tissue for histopathologic assessment. However, this has a considerable false-negative rate, and tumors may be missed even if they are within the biopsy “template”. This leads to underestimation of the extent of disease.

Prostate cancer imaging landscape has changed substantially in recent years. It is now possible to perform prostate gland magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using sequences that yield functional information. In addition to morphological T2-weighted sequences, the major functional techniques used for the prostate are diffusion-weighted MRI, dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, and spectroscopic imaging. These techniques can yield quantitative information that reflects on the biological properties of prostatic tissues. Accurate localization and characterization of prostate cancers via multiparametric prostate MRI (MP-MRI) can be used to direct biopsies and assist in decision-making regarding the use of active treatment or active surveillance in selected patients.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that aim to define the evolving role of MP-MRI in prostate cancer detection, risk stratification, and treatment planning. We are interested in articles that will help the clinicians to establish avenues for utilizing MP-MRI in the office in a manner that improves the accuracy of patient counseling in different scenarios such as an elevated PSA without a prior biopsy, elevated PSA and prior negative biopsy, newly diagnosed prostate cancer, and active surveillance. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic interpretation of prostate MRI and factors influencing MRI quality
  • Methods of MRI-targeted biopsy techniques
  • Role of MRI in patients with elevated PSA, previous negative biopsy, low-risk prostate cancer under consideration for surveillance, and intermediate/high-risk disease under consideration for therapy
  • Integration of MRI into the management of men with, or at risk of, prostate cancer
  • Strategies for developing a program in prostate MRI-based detection and therapeutics

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/urology/mmri/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 768291
  • - Research Article

Conspicuity of Peripheral Zone Prostate Cancer on Computed Diffusion-Weighted Imaging: Comparison of cDWI1500, cDWI2000, and cDWI3000

Metin Vural | Gökhan Ertaş | ... | Sergin Akpek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 819360
  • - Review Article

Multiparametric MRI-Targeted TRUS Prostate Biopsies Using Visual Registration

Philippe Puech | Adil Ouzzane | ... | Laurent Lemaitre
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 789561
  • - Review Article

Computer Aided-Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer on Multiparametric MRI: A Technical Review of Current Research

Shijun Wang | Karen Burtt | ... | Ronald M. Summers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 296810
  • - Editorial

Multiparametric MRI in Prostate Cancer

Tarık Esen | Barıs Turkbey | ... | Jurgen Futterer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 203906
  • - Review Article

The Role of MRI in Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance

Linda M. Johnson | Peter L. Choyke | ... | Baris Turkbey
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 684127
  • - Review Article

Multiparametric MRI for Localized Prostate Cancer: Lesion Detection and Staging

Daniel J. A. Margolis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 465816
  • - Review Article

Multiparametric MRI in the PSA Screening Era

Arvin K. George | Peter A. Pinto | Soroush Rais-Bahrami
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 728539
  • - Review Article

Anatomic Imaging of the Prostate

Anil Bhavsar | Sadhna Verma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 590638
  • - Review Article

Functional MRI in Prostate Cancer Detection

Sandeep Sankineni | Murat Osman | Peter L. Choyke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 439171
  • - Review Article

Multiparametric MRI in Biopsy Guidance for Prostate Cancer: Fusion-Guided

Jason T. Rothwax | Arvin K. George | ... | Peter A. Pinto
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