5T or Siemens, MAGNETOM, Verio 3T) using a 4-channel phased-array surface coil coupled to an endorectal coil
, to aid tumour localization.
Two promising techniques are power color Doppler TRUSP (transrectal ultrasound of the prostate) and endorectal coil
The selection of therapy is especially important when there is a risk for stageT3 disease with extraglandular extension (EGE) (4) In these cases, MR imaging with an endorectal coil
can achieve positive predictive values between 85% and 97% for extracapsular extension (ECE) and seminal vesicle invasion (SVI), respectively.
To enable personalized treatment planning that may reduce significant side effects of prostate cancer treatment, MEDRAD and GE Healthcare announce the availability of the first endorectal coil
5T endorectal coil
MRI in detecting ECE have shown a wide range of sensitivity and specificity, between 13% and 95% and 49% and 97%, respectively.
Research at the center, which is located in Melville, New York, has already provided unique diagnostic views of the upright spine with the weight of the body on it, including the spine with the patient bending forward and backward, radiation-free monitoring of scoliosis, upright imaging of pelvic floor problems in women, such as a prolapsed bladder or uterus, sit-down imaging of the prostate without the usual endorectal coil
, and a walk-in, sit-down 10-minute scan that allows for cost-effective MRI scanning of patients undergoing chemotherapy to monitor tumor responses biweekly.
The prostate can be well visualized using an endorectal coil
combined with a pelvic phased-array coil at 1.
The patient underwent multiparametric 3T MRI (Siemens, MAGNETOM, Verio 3T) with an endorectal coil
, followed by a confirmatory transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided extended (16 cores) mapping biopsy (regular 12 cores + 2 peri-urethral samples in each half of the gland at the level of base and the mid-gland).
The company's Magnetic Resonance (MR) endorectal coil
was upgraded to be compatible with the new versions of scanners recently launched by the major scanner manufacturers.
For this reason, some centres advocate preoperative endorectal coil
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients at highest risk for locally advanced disease.
0T Endorectal Coil
for Prostate MR Now Available for All Three Major MR Scanner Manufacturers
MEDRAD also introduced the first endorectal coil