Prostate Cancer: Radiological Imaging
Imaging plays an important role in the assessment of prostate cancer including detection, characterisation, localisation and guidance of biopsy, treatment planning, treatment response assessment and surveillance. Radiological techniques complementing clinical assessment in current practice include transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for locoregional disease and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) for systemic disease. Whole-body MRI is also an emerging technique for metastatic disease.
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