Prostatic MRI(Magnetic Resonance Imaging)allows detection, localization, estimation of tumor volume and an evaluation of the extent of prostate cancer. Those information, combined with targeted biopsies results, allow to obtain an accurate map of prostate cancer and so to adapt the therapeutic management of each patient as well as possible. MRI also has a role in monitoring focal treatments and detecting local recurrences after curative treatment.
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Prostate MRI diagnosis
Prostate MRI : reference method for the prostate cancer diagnosis
In addition to prostate cancer screening methods (PSA test, rectal examination, biopsies and gleason score), a series of additional tests will determine whether the cancer is localized to the gland or whether it has spread.
These tests include MRI scan, a high-precision technique that can visualize whether prostate cancer has spread to related organs.
A bone scan ensures that cancer has not spread to the bones.
Prostate MRI: Treatment options to cure prostate cancer
Among the various localized prostate cancer treatment options is HIFU, a treatment based on high intensity focused ultrasounds for patients with stage T1 and T2 cancer.
After a prostate MRI to locate the cancer into the prostatic gland, HIFU allows the cancerous cells destruction and thus, cancer, during a procedure lasting 1h30 to 2h30. Treatment is significantly shorter compared to conventional radiation sessions (up to 2 months) and is repeatable in case of recurrence.
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