Improving Biopsies of the Prostate

Real Time MRI Fused to Cone Beam CT Guided Biopsies of the Prostate.

The purpose of this study is to investigate a novel method of prostate biopsy using a computerized guidance system to accurately target lesions within the prostate. This method of prostate biopsy involves using a computerized technology that permits a lesion detected on MRI to be projected by a computer into 3 dimensions on a patient's CT scan. A CT guided biopsy can then be performed where a needle is advanced into the patient, where the computer has projected the image of the tumor that cannot normally be seen on CT. This is a randomized, cross over designed trial to compare this new method of prostate biopsy to the currently employed standard transrectal ultrasound guided prostate (TRUSP) biopsy technique.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only

Procedure - CT Fusion + Transrectal U/S Guided Prostate Biopsy

All patients will receive both a CT fusion biopsy and a standard TRUSP biopsy. They will be randomized to which is received first, followed by receipt of the alternative procedure.

Real Time MRI Fused to Cone Beam CT Guided Biopsies of the Prostate: The Safety and Feasibility of a Novel Method of Prostate Biopsy.