July 11, 2016
Ever since the introduction of PET/MR, the industry has been trying to determine the indications it's the most useful for. University of Michigan researchers recently uncovered that combining PET imaging with multi-parametric MR (mpMR) improves the accuracy of image-guided prostate biopsies.
Prostate cancer is usually multi-focal and involves multiple lesions with varying degrees of risk. Because of that it's imperative that lesions with the greatest potential for becoming malignant be identified.
In the future, the researchers believe PET/MR may become a "one-top imaging test" for men with suspected yet undetected prostate cancer or for men undergoing surveillance for known low-risk prostate cancer.