Role of MRI in follow-up after focal therapy for prostate carcinoma.

@article{Visschere2010RoleOM,
  title={Role of MRI in follow-up after focal therapy for prostate carcinoma.},
  author={Pieter J L De Visschere and Gert O De Meerleer and Jurgen J. F{\"u}tterer and Geert Villeirs},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2010},
  volume={194 6},
  pages={1427-33}
}
OBJECTIVE In patients with clinically suspected local recurrence of prostate cancer, a lobulated hyperintense mass in the radical prostatectomy fossa can be readily visualized with T2-weighted MRI, but this imaging technique is less successful after treatments such as radiation therapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, and cryosurgery. We describe the additional value of functional techniques in the assessment of local recurrence. CONCLUSION The use of functional MRI techniques such as MR… CONTINUE READING

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