Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2019, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (4): 175-181.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2019.191223

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Progress in Imaging Diagnosis and Image-guided Puncture Biopsy of Prostate Cancer

Lixue Zhai, MDa, Xiaojuan Zhang, MDa, Yuxiu Gao, MDa, Zhaoyan Ding, MDa, Haiyang Yu, MDb, Cheng Zhao, MDa,*()   

  1. a Department of Ultrasound, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, China
    b Department of Radiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, China
  • Received:2019-09-18 Online:2019-12-30 Published:2019-12-24
  • Contact: Cheng Zhao, MD,


The current standard technique for diagnosing prostate cancer (PCa) in men at risk relies on a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided needle biopsy due to its real-time nature and simplicity to obtain systematic histological specimens of the prostate. Also several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based techniques have been employed due to their high detection rate of clinically significant PCa (csPCa). MRI-TRUS fusion imaging contains both the information of MRI and TRUS images for prostate biopsies. This technique combines the strengths of these two techniques, including the superior sensitivity of MRI for targeting cancerous lesions the real time and practicality of TRUS. This review briefly introduces the development of TRUSguided biopsy, MRI-guided biopsy and MRI-TRUS fusion imaging techniques for prostate cancer.

Key words: Ultrasound; Image-guided biopsy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Prostate cancer