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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186627/value-of-three-section-contrast-enhanced-transrectal-ultrasonography-in-the-detection-of-prostate-cancer
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Ting-Yue Qi, Hong-Guang Sun, Nian-Fen Li, Hao Feng, Yong-Ling Ding, Xiao-Xiang Wang
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of three-section contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasonography (CETRUS) in prostate cancer (PCa) detection. METHODS: A total of 169 consecutive patients with either PSA level ≥ 4 ng/ml or abnormal digital rectal examination findings were prospectively enrolled in this single center study. All patients underwent baseline transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) and three-section CETRUS by one investigator blinded to any clinical data before TRUS-guided transperineal biopsy...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169315/ultrasound-mediated-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transfection-as-a-targeted-cancer-therapy-platform
#2
Tom Haber, Limor Baruch, Marcelle Machluf
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold tremendous potential as a targeted cell-based delivery platform for inflammatory and cancer therapy. Genetic manipulation of MSCs, however, is challenging, and therefore, most studies using MSCs as therapeutic cell carriers have utilized viral vectors to transduce the cells. Here, we demonstrate, for the first time, an alternative approach for the efficient transfection of MSCs; therapeutic ultrasound (TUS). Using TUS with low intensities and moderate frequencies, MSCs were transfected with a pDNA encoding for PEX, a protein that inhibits tumor angiogenesis, and studied as a cell vehicle for in vivo tumor therapy...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165653/novel-biparametric-mri-and-targeted-biopsy-improves-risk-stratification-in-men-with-a-clinical-suspicion-of-prostate-cancer-improd-trial
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Ivan Jambor, Peter J Boström, Pekka Taimen, Kari Syvänen, Esa Kähkönen, Markku Kallajoki, Ileana Montoya Perez, Tommi Kauko, Jaakko Matomäki, Otto Ettala, Harri Merisaari, Aida Kiviniemi, Peter B Dean, Hannu J Aronen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of a 3T biparametric magnetic resonance imaging (bpMRI), T2 -weighted imaging, and three separate diffusion-weighted imaging acquisitions combined with targeted biopsy (TB) for improving risk stratification of men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2013 and February 2015, 175 men with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer (PCa) were offered bpMRI (NCT01864135) based on a suspicion of PCa (two repeated PSA measurements in the range 2...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163805/evidence-based-guideline-recommendations-on-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-a-cancer-care-ontario-clinical-practice-guideline
#4
Masoom A Haider, Xiaomei Yao, Andrew Loblaw, Antonio Finelli
This clinical guideline focuses on: 1) the use of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in diagnosing clinically significant prostate cancer (CSPC) in patients with an elevated risk of CSPC and who are biopsy-naïve; and 2) the use of mpMRI in diagnosing CSPC in patients with a persistently elevated risk of having CSPC and who have a negative transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided systematic biopsy. The methods of the Practice Guideline Development Cycle were used. MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library (1997‒April 2014), main guideline websites, and relevant annual meeting abstracts (2011‒2014) were searched...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160517/simultaneous-automatic-segmentation-of-multiple-needles-using-3d-ultrasound-for-high-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy
#5
William Thomas Hrinivich, Douglas A Hoover, Kathleen Surry, Chandima Edirisinghe, Jacques Montreuil, David D'Souza, Aaron Fenster, Eugene Wong
PURPOSE: Sagittally-reconstructed 3D (SR3D) ultrasound imaging shows promise for improved needle localization for high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (HDR-BT); however, needles must be manually segmented intra-operatively while the patient is anesthetized to create a treatment plan. The purpose of this article is to describe and validate an automatic needle segmentation algorithm designed for HDR-BT, specifically capable of simultaneously segmenting all needles in an HDR-BT implant using a single SR3D image with ~5 mm inter-needle spacing...
February 4, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159491/the-role-of-magnetic-resonance-image-guided-prostate-biopsy-in-stratifying-men-for-risk-of-extracapsular-extension-at-radical-prostatectomy-raskolnikov-d-george-ak-rais-bahrami-s-turkbey-b-siddiqui-mm-shakir-na-okoro-c-rothwax-jt-walton-diaz-a-sankineni-s-su
#6
Eggener Scott
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging detects extracapsular extension by prostate cancer with excellent specificity but low sensitivity. This limits surgical planning, which could be modified to account for focal extracapsular extension with image directed guidance for wider excision. In this study, we evaluate the performance of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in extracapsular extension detection and determine which preoperative variables predict extracapsular extension on final pathology when multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging predicts organ confined disease...
February 1, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157066/multiparametric-mri-in-detection-and-staging-of-prostate-cancer
#7
Lars Boesen
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality and the most frequently diagnosed male malignant disease among men in the Nordic countries. The manifestation of PCa ranges from indolent to highly aggressive disease and due to this high variation in PCa progression, the diagnosis and subsequent treatment planning can be challenging. The current diagnostic approach with PSA testing and digital rectal examination followed by transrectal ultrasound biopsies (TRUS-bx) lack in both sensitivity and specificity in PCa detection and offers limited information about the aggressiveness and stage of the cancer...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154882/transperineal-gold-marker-implantation-for-image-guided-external-beam-radiotherapy-of-prostate-cancer-a-single-institution-prospective-study
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Kliton Jorgo, Péter Ágoston, Tibor Major, Zoltán Takácsi-Nagy, Csaba Polgár
PURPOSE: To present the feasibility and complications of transperineal fiducial marker implantation in prostate cancer patients undergoing image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between November 2011 and April 2016, three radiopaque, gold-plated markers were transperineally implanted into the prostate of 300 patients under transrectal ultrasound guidance and with local anaesthesia. A week after the procedure patients filled in a questionnaire regarding pain, dysuria, urinary frequency, nocturia, rectal bleeding, hematuria, hematospermia or fever symptoms caused by the implantation...
February 2, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140460/factors-predicting-prostate-cancer-upgrading-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-targeted-biopsy-in-an-active-surveillance-population
#9
Win Shun Lai, Jennifer B Gordetsky, John V Thomas, Jeffrey W Nix, Soroush Rais-Bahrami
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to create a nomogram model integrating clinical and multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI)-based variables to predict prostate cancer upgrading in a population of active surveillance (AS) patients. METHODS: Prostate cancer patients on AS who underwent MP-MRI with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/ultrasound (US) fusion-guided biopsy were identified. Clinical and imaging variables, including the prostate-specific antigen density (PSAD), number of lesions, total lesion volume, total lesion density, Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System magnetic resonance imaging suspicion score (MRI-SS), and duration between prereferral systematic and MRI/US fusion-guided biopsy sessions, were assessed...
January 31, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138747/-68-ga-psma-11-pet-ct-in-primary-staging-of-prostate-cancer-psa-and-gleason-score-predict-the-intensity-of-tracer-accumulation-in-the-primary-tumour
#10
Christian Uprimny, Alexander Stephan Kroiss, Clemens Decristoforo, Josef Fritz, Elisabeth von Guggenberg, Dorota Kendler, Lorenza Scarpa, Gianpaolo di Santo, Llanos Geraldo Roig, Johanna Maffey-Steffan, Wolfgang Horninger, Irene Johanna Virgolini
PURPOSE: Prostate cancer (PC) cells typically show increased expression of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), which can be visualized by (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT. The aim of this study was to assess the intensity of (68)Ga-PSMA-11 uptake in the primary tumour and metastases in patients with biopsy-proven PC prior to therapy, and to determine whether a correlation exists between the primary tumour-related (68)Ga-PSMA-11 accumulation and the Gleason score (GS) or prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level...
January 31, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138411/granulomatous-prostatitis-after-intravesical-immunotherapy-mimicking-prostate-cancer
#11
Waldemar Białek, Sławomir Rudzki, Paweł Iberszer, Lech Wronecki
Intravesical immunotherapy with attenuated strains of Mycobacterium bovis is a widely used therapeutic option in patients with non-muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. A rare complication of intravesical therapy with the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine is granulomatous prostatitis, which due to increasing levels of prostate-specific antigen and abnormalities found in transrectal examination of the prostate may suggest concomitant prostate cancer. A case of extensive granulomatous prostatitis in a 61-year-old patient which occurred after the first course of a well-tolerated Bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy is presented...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138409/the-standards-of-an-ultrasound-examination-of-the-prostate-gland-part-1
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REVIEW
Janusz F Tyloch, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
The article discusses the principles of the proper performance of the ultrasound examination of the prostate gland. The paper has been divided into two parts: the general one and the detailed one. The first part presents the necessary requirements referring to the ultrasound apparatus for performing transabdominal examinations of the urinary bladder and the prostate gland as well as for transrectal examinations of the prostate gland. The paper also describes the techniques of performing both examinations together with the methods of measuring the capacity of the urinary bladder and the volume of the prostate gland...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126331/diagnostic-accuracy-of-multi-parametric-mri-and-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-biopsy-in-prostate-cancer
#13
James E Thompson, Phillip D Stricker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117816/a-murine-orthotopic-bladder-tumor-model-and-tumor-detection-system
#14
Sin Mun Tham, Kesavan Esuvaranathan, Ratha Mahendran
This protocol describes the generation of bladder tumors in female C57BL/6J mice using the murine bladder cancer cell line MB49, which has been modified to secrete human Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), and the procedure for the confirmation of tumor implantation. In brief, mice are anesthetized using injectable drugs and are made to lay in the dorsal position. Urine is vacated from the bladder and 50 µL of poly-L-lysine (PLL) is slowly instilled at a rate of 10 µL/20 s using a 24 G IV catheter. It is left in the bladder for 20 min by stoppering the catheter...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115952/salvage-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-histologically-confirmed-macroscopic-local-relapsed-prostate-cancer-after-radical-prostatectomy
#15
David Buchser, Alfonso Gomez-Iturriaga, J Ignacio Rodriguez Melcon, Francisco Casquero, Roberto Llarena, Jon Cacicedo, Pedro Bilbao
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of the use of real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) fusion guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) +/- external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in patients with histologically-proven local relapse after radical prostatectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 13 patients treated with real-time MRI-TRUS fusion HDR-BT for a local relapse of prostate cancer after radical surgery...
December 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113929/entropy-of-ultrasound-contrast-agent-velocity-fields-for-angiogenesis-imaging-in-prostate-cancer
#16
Ruud van Sloun, Libertario Demi, Arnoud Postema, Jean de la Rosette, Hessel Wijkstra, Massimo Mischi
Prostate cancer care can benefit from accurate and cost-efficient imaging modalities that are able to reveal prognostic indicators for cancer. Angiogenesis is known to play a central role in the growth of tumors towards a metastatic or a lethal phenotype.With the aim of localizing angiogenic activity in a noninvasive manner, Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (DCEUS) has been widely used. Usually, the passage of ultrasound contrast agents thought the organ of interest is analyzed for the assessment of tissue perfusion...
November 16, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113214/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-angiogenesis-imaging-by-mutual-information-analysis-for-prostate-cancer-localization
#17
Stefan Schalk, Libertario Demi, Nabil Bouhouch, Maarten Kuenen, Arnoud Postema, Jean de la Rosette, Hessel Wijkstra, Tjalling Tjalkens, Massimo Mischi
OBJECTIVE: The role of angiogenesis in cancer growth has stimulated research aimed at non-invasive cancer detection by blood perfusion imaging. Recently, contrast ultrasound dispersion imaging was proposed as an alternative method for angiogenesis imaging. After the intravenous injection of an ultrasoundcontrast- agent bolus, dispersion can be indirectly estimated from the local similarity between neighboring time-intensity curves (TICs) measured by ultrasound imaging. Up until now, only linear similarity measures have been investigated...
May 20, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113208/a-hand-held-assistant-for-semi-automated-percutaneous-needle-steering
#18
Carlos Rossa, Nawaid Usmani, Ron Sloboda, Mahdi Tavakoli
OBJECTIVE: Permanent prostate brachytherapy is an effective and popular treatment modality for prostate cancer in which long needles are inserted into the prostate. Challenges associated with manual needle insertion such as needle deflection limit this procedure to primarily treat the entire prostate gland even for patients with localized cancer. In this paper we present a new semi-automated hand-held needle steering assistant designed to help surgeons improve needle placement accuracy...
May 19, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110982/diagnostic-accuracy-of-multi-parametric-mri-and-trus-biopsy-in-prostate-cancer-promis-a-paired-validating-confirmatory-study
#19
Hashim U Ahmed, Ahmed El-Shater Bosaily, Louise C Brown, Rhian Gabe, Richard Kaplan, Mahesh K Parmar, Yolanda Collaco-Moraes, Katie Ward, Richard G Hindley, Alex Freeman, Alex P Kirkham, Robert Oldroyd, Chris Parker, Mark Emberton
BACKGROUND: Men with high serum prostate specific antigen usually undergo transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (TRUS-biopsy). TRUS-biopsy can cause side-effects including bleeding, pain, and infection. Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) used as a triage test might allow men to avoid unnecessary TRUS-biopsy and improve diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: We did this multicentre, paired-cohort, confirmatory study to test diagnostic accuracy of MP-MRI and TRUS-biopsy against a reference test (template prostate mapping biopsy [TPM-biopsy])...
January 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110899/adaptive-cone-beam-ct-planning-improves-long-term-biochemical-disease-free-survival-for-125-i-prostate-brachytherapy
#20
M Peters, D A Smit Duijzentkunst, H Westendorp, S M G van de Pol, R Kattevilder, A Schellekens, J R N van der Voort van Zyp, M A Moerland, M van Vulpen, C J Hoekstra
PURPOSE: Determining the independent effect of additional intraoperative adaptive C-arm cone-beam CT (CBCT) planning vs. transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided interactive planning alone in (125)I brachytherapy for prostate cancer (PCa) on biochemical disease-free survival (BDFS). METHODS AND MATERIALS: T1/T2-stage PCa patients receiving TRUS-guided brachytherapy from 2000 to 2014 were analyzed. From October 2006, patients received additional intraoperative adaptive CBCT planning for dosimetric evaluation and subsequent remedial seed placement in underdosed areas...
January 16, 2017: Brachytherapy
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