Prostate cancer localization by contrast-ultrasound diffusion imaging

  title={Prostate cancer localization by contrast-ultrasound diffusion imaging},
  author={Massimo Mischi and M. P. J. Kuenen and Hessel Wijkstra and A. J. Hendrikx and H. H. M. Korsten},
  journal={2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium},
Prostate cancer is the form of cancer with the highest incidence in men. The invasiveness or low specificity of available diagnostics hampers a timely use of efficient focal therapies. New imaging techniques are therefore needed for an early prostate cancer localization. We propose a new ultrasound imaging method for prostate cancer localization based on quantification of the (intravascular) local diffusion of ultrasound contrast agents. Local diffusion is expected to correlate better than… CONTINUE READING