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  • tdetlie_105

    August 22, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Quote from Waduh Dong

    No discussion on this?  This is big news imo.  Prostate MRI for screening will become standard in the coming years. 

    Imaging will continue to grow in importance and volume imo. 

    Let’s face it – many things we do in medicine are archaic with the currently available imaging techniques. 

    MRI is a complete game changer for prostate disease IMO.  

    I started reading these a few months ago.  Easily one of the most soul-sucking , time-consuming exams to interpret, particularly when you throw in contouring on DynaCad.  You are trying to pick up subtle/subjective pathology on a population that invariably have abnormal appearing glands. 
    With that said, volumes have really picked up significantly.  
    At this point in time, it’s too expensive and cumbersome of an exam to act like screening tomo.  Even if one created a “Fast” equivalent used with breast MR.  Think it’s a tough sell.  We just don’t know enough about prostate CA.  Many men die with this, not of it.  I’m guessing there will be some type of blood/genetic test that will eventually be developed for screening purposes if needed