Current status of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography fusion software platforms for guidance of prostate biopsies

Academic Article


  • Prostate MRI is currently the best diagnostic imaging method for detecting PCa. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/ultrasonography (US) fusion allows the sensitivity and specificity of MRI to be combined with the real-time capabilities of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS). Multiple approaches and techniques exist for MRI/US fusion and include direct 'in bore' MRI biopsies, cognitive fusion, and MRI/US fusion via software-based image coregistration platforms.
  • Published In

  • BJU International  Journal
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    Author List

  • Logan JK; Rais-Bahrami S; Turkbey B; Gomella A; Amalou H; Choyke PL; Wood BJ; Pinto PA
  • Start Page

  • 641
  • End Page

  • 652
  • Volume

  • 114
  • Issue

  • 5