Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, presented “Prostate Imaging and Biopsy Controversies” during the 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update on January 23rd, 2020 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

How to cite: Shore, Neil D. Prostate Imaging and Biopsy Controversies” January 23rd, 2020. Accessed Jun 2024.​​/

Prostate Imaging and Biopsy Controversies – Summary:

Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center, discusses the evolution of transrectal (TR) versus transperineal (TP) prostate biopsy, and compares the efficacy of multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) versus next generation micro-ultrasound. He goes on to discuss several studies that review the complication rates of TR and TP biopsy, differences in their diagnostic sensitivity, and various procedural techniques associated with TP prostate biopsy. Dr. Shore then examines several landmark studies that summarize the clinical utility of mpMRI and micro-ultrasound and describes the strengths and weaknesses associated with each technique. He concludes by discussing preliminary data comparing the diagnostic performance of micro-ultrasound to mpMRI.

About The 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Shore delivered this educational activity during the 30th iteration of the meeting in January 2020.

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