Top news from a featured radiology search on SearchMedica - patient monitoring in MRI: "Diffusion-weighted MRI May Predict Progression in Prostate Cancer"
Top news from a featured radiology search on SearchMedica for Jan. 12, 2011: patient monitoring in MRI
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging for monitoring prostate cancer progression in patients managed by active surveillanceBritish Journal of Radiology | Jan 1, 2011
A 50-patient pilot study from the UK Institute of Cancer Research finds that apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) on diffusion-weighted MRI are significantly reduced over time in those patients under active surveillance for early prostate cancer whose cancers progress to the point that they require radical treatment. Will this help encourage patients to opt for surveillance rather than immediate treatment?