Arnoud W. Postema

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The World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) has produced guidelines for the use of elastography techniques, including basic science, breast, liver and thyroid elastography. Here we present elastography in prostate diseases. For each available technique, procedure, reproducibility, results and limitations are analyzed and(More)
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is an ablative therapy with a low side-effect profile in prostate cancer. The objective was: 1) To compare the volumetric IRE ablation zone on grey-scale transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) with histopathology findings; 2) To determine a reliable imaging(More)
To reach standardized terminology in focal therapy (FT) for prostate cancer (PCa). A four-stage modified Delphi consensus project was undertaken among a panel of international experts in the field of FT for PCa. Data on terminology in FT was collected from the panel by three rounds of online questionnaires. During a face-to-face meeting on June 21, 2015,(More)
OBJECTIVE Focal therapy (FT) is a tissuesparing treatment paradigm for localized prostate cancer (PCa) with the potential to improve functional outcomes while maintaining oncologic safety. This paper aims to provide an overview of important considerations and practical recommendations relating to the follow-up after FT. METHODS Literature review of papers(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-ultrasonography (US) and software-generated parametric maps in predicting biopsy outcome and their potential to reduce the amount of negative biopsy cores. MATERIALS AND METHODS For 651 prostate biopsy locations (82 consecutive patients) we correlated the interpretation of DCE-US(More)
To codify the use of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) for the interrogation of prostate neoplasia (PCa) in clinical practice and focal therapy (FT). An international collaborative consensus project was undertaken using the Delphi method among experts in the field of PCa. An online questionnaire was presented in three consecutive rounds and(More)
PURPOSE Irreversible electroporation is a tissue ablation modality that uses high voltage electric energy to induce an increase in cell membrane permeability. This causes destabilization of the existing cellular transmembrane potential leading to cell death, due to the inability to maintain cellular homeostasis. This phase I-II study was designed to(More)
The aim of this study is to improve the accuracy of dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) for prostate cancer (PCa) localization by means of a multiparametric approach. Thirteen different parameters related to either perfusion or dispersion were extracted pixel-by-pixel from 45 DCE-US recordings in 19 patients referred for radical prostatectomy.(More)
OBJECTIVES Transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Various Ultrasound modalities have been proposed to increase the cancer detection rate. Our purpose is to evaluate each of these methods , and to present its current literature and clinical utility. METHOD A non structured review of the(More)
Prostate cancer care can benefit from accurate and cost-efficient imaging modalities that are able to reveal prognostic indicators for cancer. Angiogenesis is known to play a central role in the growth of tumors towards a metastatic or a lethal phenotype. With the aim of localizing angiogenic activity in a non-invasive manner, Dynamic Contrast Enhanced(More)