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Hata N, Jinzaki M, Kacher DF, Cormak R, Gering D, Nabavi A, G SS, Amico AD, 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