Technologies for localization and diagnosis of prostate cancer.

  title={Technologies for localization and diagnosis of prostate cancer.},
  author={Stefan Candefjord and Kerstin Ramser and Olof A. Lindahl},
  journal={Journal of medical engineering & technology},
  volume={33 8},
The gold standard for detecting prostate cancer (PCa), systematic biopsy, lacks sensitivity as well as grading accuracy. PSA screening leads to over-treatment of many men, and it is unclear whether screening reduces PCa mortality. This review provides an understanding of the difficulties of localizing and diagnosing PCa. It summarizes recent developments of ultrasound (including elastography) and MRI, and discusses some alternative experimental techniques, such as resonance sensor technology… CONTINUE READING