Abdominal Radiology

, Volume 44, Issue 9, pp 3185–3187 | Cite as

Lost in translation: lessons learned from the “demise” of MRSI of the prostate

  • Antonio C. WestphalenEmail author


At times, technologies fail for reasons other than an inability to deliver on their promises. The iconic Blackberry, for example, was once coined “Research in Motion”, sold tens of millions of units, and then “disappeared” from the market because it did not accompany the new trends in design. Promising technologies may also “disappear” in the medical field. What follows is the tale of the rise and fall of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (1H MRSI) of the prostate.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, and UrologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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