MRI-Guided Interventions for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

J.G.R. Bomers, J.P.M. Sedelaar, J.O. Barentsz and J.J. Fütterer

American Journal of Roentgenology 2012;199:714-720



OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to evaluate MRI-guided therapies and to investigate their feasibility for focal therapy in prostate cancer patients. Relevant articles were retrieved using the PubMed online search engine. CONCLUSION: Currently, MRI-guided laser ablation and MRI-guided focused ultrasound are the most promising options for focal treatment of the prostate in patients with prostate cancer. Other techniques-that is, cryosurgery, microwave ablation, and radiofrequency ablation-are, for several and different reasons, less suitable for MRI-guided focal therapy of the prostate.

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