Practical Applications of Prostate MRI: Integrating Latest Advances into Clinical Practice CME Lecture March 16, 2013 to March 16, 2013
Prostate Cancer is the second most common solid organ malignancy diagnosed in men. Unlike other solid organ malignancies, the challenge in prostate cancer is to confidently identify men with moderate and high grade cancers who would most benefit from aggressive therapy. Uniquely among solid organ cancers, imaging has not been a traditional part to the workup of prostate cancer, which has relied instead on transrectal US-guided template biopsy. Over the past few years, MR imaging has emerged as the best imaging modality to detect, grade and stage prostate cancer. The Practical Applications of Prostate MRI: Integrating Latest Advances into Clinical Practice course will focus on the understanding of MR imaging as applied to prostate cancer. We will review all relevant MR imaging components of prostate cancer including T2, perfusion, diffusion, and spectroscopic imaging. In conjunction with the UCLA Departments of Urology and Radiation Oncology, we will review application of MR imaging in surgical planning for robotic prostatectomy, prostate biopsy planning, active surveillance and radiation planning. We will also discuss state-of-the-art MR/US fusion biopsy and direct MR-guided biopsy planning. The course will also include an opportunity for participants to interact with vendors to gain a better understanding of MR imaging post.