WHAT IS A PROSTATE MRI FUSION GUIDED BIOPSY?
MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging, a test that creates a detailed image of an area inside the body. An MRI provides a more detailed image than the ultrasound procedure, and allows doctors to spot parts of the prostate that don’t look healthy and should be examined with a biopsy needle. A hybrid imaging method can be used in which the MR images are fused with the real-time ultrasound images — an approach known as MRI/TRUS fusion biopsy. This approach has the advantage of using the superior imaging of the MRI coupled with easier-to-use ultrasound guidance and can be done in our clinic.
At Steinberg Urology we routinely offer a more comprehensive biopsy approach, a systematic MRI – Fusion Guided Biopsy. We are one of the few clinics in Quebec that offer MRI Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy.