Optimizing the Number of Systematic COres During a MRI Target Biopsy

2019-12-09 00:56:34 | BioPortfolio


This is a multicentre, paired-cohort, prospective, controlled study. The patient with a suspicion of PCa and a concomitant positive mpMRI (defined as presence of one lesion PI-RADS ≥ 3) will receive a MRI-TBx (4 target cores). During the same session, subsequently to MRI-TBx, patient will receive a systematic sampling with 6-core S-Bx followed by 14-core S-Bx, for a total of 20-core systematic cores, in addition to 4 MRI-TBx cores. Procedure will be performed by the same operator. Each single core will be stored in a dedicated cassette and sequentially numbered. We hypothesize that the proportion of csPCa (defined as prostate cancer with Gleason score ≥ 3+4) detected by 6-cores S-Bx will be no less than that detected by 20-cores S-Bx, both performed in addition to MRI-TBx. Assessing the optimal number of systematic cores to take in addition to MRI-TBx cores in men undergoing a MRI-TBx would provide a useful clinical information for every day clinical practice. Moreover, the possibility to decrease the number of systematic cores taken during a MRI-TBx, hence reducing the overall number of cores taken during a biopsy, would reduce the length of the diagnostic procedure, potentially reduce the probability of infections/sepsis and reduce the overdiagnosis of clinically insignificant PCa.

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Suspicion of Prostate Cancer With a Positive Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance of the Prostate


Prostate biopsy


IRCCS San Raffaele




IRCCS San Raffaele

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