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TRUS/MRI FUSION Prostate Biopsy

Prostate biopsy is a procedure done to detect prostate cancer. TRUS/MRI fusion prostate biopsy helps in detecting the targeted location in the prostate while ultrasound helps in providing real-time gu.....

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Prostate biopsy is a procedure done to detect prostate cancer. TRUS/MRI fusion prostate biopsy helps in detecting the targeted location in the prostate while ultrasound helps in providing real-time guidance for performing the biopsy.

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How Is TRUS/MRI FUSION Prostate Biopsy Done?
Preparation
  • Steps to take before the treatment


    The patient will need to provide vital information to the doctor before undergoing the biopsy procedure. The physician will necessarily require information on regular medicines the patient takes, whether blood thinners, anti-biotic or any herbal medicines. Any serious health condition (including illness), or recent surgery details also have to be shared. If the patient is allergic to anaesthesia, a prior test needs to be done, or the doctor should be informed. The physician should also be aware of any metal implants inside the patient's body.

Procedure
Treatment
  • What happens during the process?

    Since MRI is a localised therapy of the prostate gland, multiple samples are collected from the gland. Under a conventional biopsy procedure, random tissue samples are collected. With MRI imaging guidance, targeted samples can be collected from the gland. Special biopsy needles are used to extract the samples to be probed later. This procedure of pathologic analysis is called TRUS-guided biopsy. The hybrid imaging method is called the MRI/TRUS fusion therapy, an approach where MRI images and ultrasound results are merged to reach a final conclusion.

Procedure
Post Treatment
  • After the procedure

    You may feel pain and discomfort in the area of the prostate for a day or two after the biopsy, particularly when you are seated. Your doctor will provide the medication for the same.

Procedure
What are the benefits and risks of TRUS/MRI FUSION Prostate Biopsy procedure?

Benefits

The advantages of TRUS/MRI FUSION Prostate Biopsy procedure are:

  • Provides accurate information of the location and extent of the disease.
  • Gives advanced diagnostic information.
  • 3D reporting.
  • Better visualisation.

Risks

There are no serious risks attached to TRUS/MRI FUSION Prostate Biopsy procedure. However, a patient may experience blood in the urine, sperm, and faeces, for the next few days after the procedure. Rare risks include internal haemorrhage, urine retention, or an allergic reaction.

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