Fusion of transrectal ultrasound with pre-acquired MRI for prostate biopsy guidance

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The fi rst stages of prostate cancer screening and diagnosis involve a digital rectal examination and prostate-specifi c antigen (PSA) test, followed by a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) examination and, if necessary, a TRUS-guided biopsy. Since the accuracy of TRUS in depicting prostate cancer is insuffi cient, biopsies are generally not lesion-targeted… (More)

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