Hata N, Jinzaki M, Kacher DF, Cormak R, Gering D, Nabavi A, G SS, Amico AD V, Kikinis R, Jolesz FA, Tempany CM. MR Imaging-guided Prostate Biopsy with Surgical Navigation Software: Device Validation and Feasibility. Radiology. 2001;220(1):263–8.
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging—guided prostate biopsy in a 0.5-T open imager is described, validated in phantom studies, and performed in two patients. The needles are guided by using fast gradient-recalled echo and T2-weighted fast spin-echo images. Surgical navigation software provided T2-weighted images critical to targeting the peripheral zone and the tumor. MR imaging can be used to guide prostate biopsy.Last updated on 02/24/2023