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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319497/vertebral-hemangioma-mimicking-bone-metastasis-in-68ga-psma-ligand-pet-ct
#1
Carlos Artigas, François-Xavier Otte, Marc Lemort, Roland van Velthoven, Patrick Flamen
Ga-PSMA PET/CT was performed in a 68-year-old man to evaluate recurrent prostate cancer due to elevated serum prostate-specific antigen level. Images showed a focal uptake in the prostatic gland, suggesting local relapse, and an intense uptake in the 12th thoracic vertebra, with no morphological abnormalities in CT slices. In order to confirm extraprostatic disease and before radiotherapy planning, a full-spine MRI was performed, resulting with the morphological pattern of a vertebral hemangioma. Hystological analysis confirmed the local relapse in the prostate...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317247/establishing-the-pathways-and-indications-for-performing-isotope-bone-scans-in-newly-diagnosed-intermediate-risk-localised-prostate-cancer-results-from-a-large-contemporaneous-cohort
#2
Gokul Vignesh KandaSwamy, Adam Bennett, Krishna Narahari, Owen Hughes, John Rees, Howard Kynaston
OBJECTIVE: To establish the pattern of isotope bone scan (BS) positivity in a large contemporaneous cohort of newly diagnosed localised prostate cancer (PCa) patients and compare with the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines. BACKGROUND: Imaging guidelines and clinical practice of using BS to stage newly diagnosed patients with intermediate risk (IR) localised PCa are not uniform in the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All newly diagnosed PCa patients were discussed in a specialist multidisciplinary team (sMDT) meeting and were prospectively entered in a database...
March 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317152/-68-ga-psma-pet-for-radiation-treatment-planning-in-prostate-cancer-recurrences-after-surgery-individualized-medicine-or-new-standard-in-salvage-treatment
#3
Gregor Habl, Katharina Sauter, Kilian Schiller, Sabrina Dewes, Tobias Maurer, Matthias Eiber, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: (68) Ga-PSMA-PET imaging is a novel promising diagnostic tool to locate early biochemical failure after radical prostatectomy (RP) in prostate cancer (PC) patients. Exact knowledge of the relapse location may result in changes of the therapy concept aside from changes to the TNM stage. To gain data for this approach, we evaluated PC patients receiving (68) Ga-PSMA-PET imaging before salvage radiotherapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: In this study, 100 patients with biochemical failure after RP± prior RT who underwent (68) Ga-PSMA PET/CT or PET/MRI were evaluated undergoing salvage RT in our department...
March 20, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314291/biparametric-versus-multiparametric-mri-with-non-endorectal-coil-at-3t-in-the-detection-and-localization-of-prostate-cancer
#4
Michele Scialpi, Enrico Prosperi, Alfredo D'Andrea, Eugenio Martorana, Corrado Malaspina, Barbara Palumbo, Agostino Orlandi, Giuseppe Falcone, Michele Milizia, Luigi Mearini, Maria Cristina Aisa, Pietro Scialpi, Carlo DE Domincis, Giampaolo Bianchi, Angelo Sidoni
AIM: To assess the sensitivity of biparametric magnetic resonance imaging (bpMRI) with non-endorectal coil in the detection and localization of index (dominant) and non-index lesions in patients suspected of having prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried-out a retrospective analysis of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) of 41 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy. Results of MRI for detection and localization of index and non-index lesions were correlated with those of histology...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314287/imaging-and-pathology-correlations-for-different-risk-stratification-models-for-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
#5
Timothy Ellis-Caleo, John V Hegde, Sukhjeet Bath, Shane Mesko, Robert Reiter, Daniel Margolis, Mitchell Kamrava
BACKGROUND/AIM: We evaluated whether sub-stratifying intermediate-risk (IR) prostate cancer using the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSKCC) or Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification (ProCaRS) model predicts for adverse imaging or pathologic features. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 56 consecutive IR patients who underwent multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) and radical prostatectomy (RP) were studied. The different groups were tested for correlation with adverse findings. 2-sample T-tests assuming unequal variance were used...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306604/role-of-mri-in-low-risk-prostate-cancer-finding-the-wolf-in-sheep-s-clothing-or-the-sheep-in-wolf-s-clothing
#6
Ivo G Schoots, Caroline M Moore, Olivier Rouvière
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In men on active surveillance for localized prostate cancer, MRI and MRI-targeted biopsies can be used prior to confirmatory or surveillance biopsy, to detect individuals with high-grade cancer (the wolf in sheep's clothing). However, some men will have low-risk disease despite adverse MRI findings (the sheep in wolf's clothing). We review the value addition of MRI-targeted biopsies in comparison to systematic transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsies, using pathological reclassification as an end-point...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306557/mri-micturating-urethrography-for-improved-urethral-delineation-in-prostate-radiotherapy-planning-a-case-study
#7
Robba Rai, Mark Sidhom, Karen Lim, Lucy Ohanessian, Gary P Liney
Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy is used in prostate cancer to deliver a high dose of radiation to the tumour over a small number of treatments. This involves the simulation of the patient using both CT and MRI. Current practice is to insert an indwelling catheter (IDC) during CT to assist with visualisation of the urethra and subsequently minimise dose to this highly critical structure. However, this procedure is invasive and has an associated risk of infection. This is a case study, which demonstrates our initial experience of using a real-time non-invasive MRI technique to replace the use of IDC for prostate cancer patients...
March 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306555/assessment-of-dosimetric-impact-of-system-specific-geometric-distortion-in-an-mri-only-based-radiotherapy-workflow-for-prostate
#8
C Gustafsson, F Nordström, E Persson, J Brynolfsson, L E Olsson
Dosimetric errors in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only radiotherapy workflow may be caused by system specific geometric distortion from MRI. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact on planned dose distribution and delineated structures for prostate patients, originating from this distortion. A method was developed, in which computer tomography (CT) images were distorted using the MRI distortion field. The displacement map for an optimized MRI treatment planning sequence was measured using a dedicated phantom in a 3 T MRI system...
March 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301097/dwi-of-the-prostate-comparison-of-a-faster-diagonal-acquisition-to-standard-three-scan-trace-acquisition
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Idoia Corcuera-Solano, Mathilde Wagner, Stefanie Hectors, Sara Lewis, Nicholas Titelbaum, Alto Stemmer, Ardeshir Rastinehad, Ashutosh Tewari, Bachir Taouli
PURPOSE: To compare a faster diagonal diffusion-weighted imaging (d-DWI) to conventional three-scan trace DWI (t-DWI) acquisition for prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in terms of image quality, tumor detection/conspicuity, Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) characterization, quantitative estimated signal-to-noise ratio (eSNR), and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 34 consecutive men with suspected prostate cancer (PCa) who underwent 3T MRI of the prostate were assessed...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297355/mr-image-based-synthetic-ct-for-imrt-prostate-treatment-planning-and-cbct-image-guided-localization
#10
Shupeng Chen, Hong Quan, An Qin, Seonghwan Yee, Di Yan
The purpose of this study was to propose and evaluate a method of creating a synthetic CT (S-CT) from MRI simulation for dose calculation and daily CBCT localization. A pair of MR and CT images was obtained in the same day from each of 10 prostate patients. The pair of MR and CT images was preregistered using the deformable image registration (DIR). Using the corresponding displacement vector field (atlas-DVF), the CT image was deformed to the MR image to create an atlas MR-CT pair. Regions of interest (ROI) on the atlas MR-CT pair were delineated and used to create atlas-ROI masks...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297326/quantification-of-the-margin-required-for-treating-intraprostatic-lesions
#11
Matthew T Studenski, Yanisley Valenciaga, Matthew C Abramowitz, Radka Stoyanova, Elizabeth Bossart, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack
Advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences allow physicians to define the dominant intraprostatic lesion (IPL) in prostate radiation therapy treatments allowing for dose escalation and potentially increased tumor control. This work quantifies the margin required around the MRI-defined IPL accounting for both prostate motion and deformation. Ten patients treated with a simultaneous integrated intraprostatic boost (SIIB) were retrospectively selected and replanned with incremental 1 mm margins from 0-5 mm around the IPL to determine if there were any significant differences in dosimetric parameters...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295933/high-concordance-of-findings-obtained-from-in-gantry-transgluteal-mri-and-trus-guided-biopsy-as-compared-to-prostatectomy-specimens
#12
Stefan Steurer, Sebastian Dwertmann Rico, Ronald Simon, Sarah Minner, Maria Christina Tsourlakis, Till Krech, Christina Koop, Markus Graefen, Hans Heinzer, Meike Adam, Hartwig Huland, Thorsten Schlomm, Guido Sauter, Agron Lumiani
OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of our transgluteal MRI-guided prostate biopsy approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 960 biopsy series taken within the period of one year were evaluated including 301 MRI-guided and 659 TRUS-guided biopsies. RESULTS: The positivity rate and the fraction of high-grade cancers were significantly higher in MRI-guided than in TRUS biopsies. 65.4% of 301 MRI-guided and 57.2% of 659 TRUS biopsies contained cancer (p=0...
March 13, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293971/a-modeling-study-of-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-individualize-target-definition-of-seminal-vesicles-for-external-beam-radiotherapy
#13
Sidsel Damkjær, Jakob B Thomsen, Svetlana I Petersen, Jens Peter Bangsgaard, Peter M Petersen, Ivan R Vogelius, Marianne C Aznar
BACKGROUND: Pre-treatment magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can give patient-specific evaluation of suspected pathologically involved volumes in the seminal vesicles (SV) in prostate cancer patients. By targeting this suspicious volume we hypothesize that radiotherapy is more efficient without introducing more toxicity. In this study we evaluate the concept of using MRI-defined target volumes in terms of tumor control probability (TCP) and rectal normal tissue complication probability (NTCP)...
March 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293720/pathologic-correlation-of-transperineal-in-bore-3-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-prostate-biopsy-samples-with-radical-prostatectomy-specimen
#14
Erik Velez, Andriy Fedorov, Kemal Tuncali, Olutayo Olubiyi, Christopher B Allard, Adam S Kibel, Clare M Tempany
PURPOSE: To determine the accuracy of in-bore transperineal 3-Tesla (T) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided prostate biopsies for predicting final Gleason grades in patients who subsequently underwent radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS: A retrospective review of men who underwent transperineal MR imaging-guided prostate biopsy (tpMRGB) with subsequent radical prostatectomy within 1 year was conducted from 2010 to 2015. All patients underwent a baseline 3-T multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) with endorectal coil and were selected for biopsy based on MR findings of a suspicious prostate lesion and high degree of clinical suspicion for cancer...
March 14, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291925/improved-prostate-delineation-in-prostate-hdr-brachytherapy-with-trus-ct-deformable-registration-technology-a-pilot-study-with-mri-validation
#15
Xiaofeng Yang, Peter J Rossi, Ashesh B Jani, Hui Mao, Zhengyang Zhou, Walter J Curran, Tian Liu
Accurate prostate delineation is essential to ensure proper target coverage and normal-tissue sparing in prostate HDR brachytherapy. We have developed a prostate HDR brachytherapy technology that integrates intraoperative TRUS-based prostate contour into HDR treatment planning through TRUS-CT deformable registration (TCDR) to improve prostate contour accuracy. In a perspective study of 16 patients, we investigated the clinical feasibility as well as the performance of this TCDR-based HDR approach. We compared the performance of the TCDR-based approach with the conventional CT-based HDR in terms of prostate contour accuracy using MRI as the gold standard...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291745/iterative-framework-for-the-joint-segmentation-and-ct-synthesis-of-mr-images-application-to-mri-only-radiotherapy-treatment-planning
#16
Ninon Burgos, Filipa Guerreiro, Jamie McClelland, Benoit Presles, Marc Modat, Simeon Nill, David Dearnaley, Nandita deSouza, Uwe Oelfke, Antje-Christin Knopf, Sebastien Ourselin, M Jorge Cardoso
To tackle the problem of MRI-only radiotherapy treatment planning (RTP), we propose a multi-atlas information propagation scheme that jointly segments organs and generates pseudo CT data from structural MR images. As the performance of the method strongly depends on the quality of the atlas database composed of multiple sets of aligned MR, CT and segmented images, we also propose a robust way of registering atlas MR and CT images, which combines structure-guided registration, and CT and MR image synthesis. We first evaluated the proposed framework in terms of segmentation and CT synthesis accuracy on 15 subjects with prostate cancer...
March 14, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289941/development-and-validation-of-a-logistic-regression-model-to-distinguish-transition-zone-cancers-from-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-on-multi-parametric-prostate-mri
#17
Yuji Iyama, Takeshi Nakaura, Kazuhiro Katahira, Ayumi Iyama, Yasunori Nagayama, Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yasuyuki Yamashita
PURPOSE: To develop a prediction model to distinguish between transition zone (TZ) cancers and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) on multi-parametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 60 patients with either BPH or TZ cancer, who had undergone 3 T-MRI. We generated ten parameters for T2-weighted images (T2WI), diffusion-weighted images (DWI) and dynamic MRI. Using a t-test and multivariate logistic regression (LR) analysis to evaluate the parameters' accuracy, we developed LR models...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288040/incidentally-detected-penile-metastases-in-a-patient-of-carcinoma-urinary-bladder-on-follow-up-fdg-pet-ct
#18
Girish Kumar Parida, Sarthak Tripathy, Shambo Guha Roy, Abhinav Singhal, Chandanjyoti Das, Shamim Ahmed Shamim
Penis is an extremely uncommon site for metastases to occur and is often associated with very grave prognosis. Most of the secondary tumors originating in the penis have primaries from prostate, urinary bladder, and gastrointestinal tract. We hereby report a 65-year-old man, known case of carcinoma urinary bladder, who came for FDG PET/CT for metastatic workup. PET/CT study revealed FDG-avid mass lesion in the root and shaft of the penis, making it suggestive of metastases, which was confirmed later by MRI correlation...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287399/a-novel-adaptive-needle-insertion-sequencing-for-robotic-single-needle-mr-guided-high-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy
#19
Maxence Borot de Battisti, Baudouin de Senneville, Gilion Hautvast, Dirk Binnekamp, Jan Lagendijk, Metha Maenhout, Marinus Moerland
MR-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy has gained increasing interest as a treatment for patients with localized prostate cancer because of the superior value of MRI for tumor and surrounding tissues localization. To enable needle insertion into the prostate with the patient in the MR bore, a single needle MR-compatible robotic system involving needle-by-needle dose delivery has been developed at our institution. Throughout the intervention, dose delivery may be impaired by: (1) sub-optimal needle positioning caused by e...
March 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286980/differentiation-of-prostate-cancer-and-stromal-hyperplasia-in-the-transition-zone-with-histogram-analysis-of-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient
#20
Liu Xiaohang, Zhou Bingni, Zhou Liangping, Peng Weijun, Yang Xiaoqun, Zhang Yong
Background Prostate cancer and stromal hyperplasia (SH) in the transition zone (TZ) are difficult to discriminate by conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). Purpose To investigate the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of prostate cancer and SH in the TZ with histogram analysis and the ability of ADC metrics to differentiate between these two tissues. Material and Methods Thirty-three cancer and 29 SH lesions in the TZ of 54 patients undergoing preoperative DWI (b-value 0, 1000 s/mm(2)) were analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
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