New Imaging Technology for Prostate Biopsy

Urologists and the prostate cancer team at the North Shore-LIJ Health System are using new, advanced imaging technology developed by Philips Healthcare that helps to visualize suspicious areas within the prostate gland. Doctors are combining 3D information from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and real-time ultrasound data (known as fusion biopsy) for the most accurate diagnosis possible. Prior to this technology, standard biopsy would sample only less than half a percent of the prostate.

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