Chapter 13. Imaging of the Prostate Gland

  1. Sameh K. Morcos2 and
  2. Henrik S. Thomsen3
  1. Dr François Cornud Consultant Radiologist

Published Online: 20 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470741108.ch13

Urogenital Imaging: A Problem-Oriented Approach

Urogenital Imaging: A Problem-Oriented Approach

How to Cite

Cornud, F. (2009) Imaging of the Prostate Gland, in Urogenital Imaging: A Problem-Oriented Approach (eds S. K. Morcos and H. S. Thomsen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470741108.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Northern General Hospital, Herries Rd, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK

  2. 3

    University of Copenhagen, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Copenhagen University Hospital at Herlev, Herlev Ringvej 75, DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark

Author Information

  1. Service de Radiologie B (Pr Chevrot), Hôpital Cochin, 27 rue du Faubourg St Jacques, 75014 Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470510896

Online ISBN: 9780470741108



  • prostate gland imaging;
  • TRUS features of normal prostate and BPH;
  • zonal anatomy and benign prostatic hypertrophy;
  • color and power Doppler of prostate;
  • prostate cancer diagnosis - TRUS features;
  • TRUS guided biopsies;
  • functional MR imaging guided biopsies;
  • contrast-enhanced (dynamic) MRI;
  • bone metastases - whole marrow MRI


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Zonal anatomy and benign prostatic hypertrophy

  • Diagnosis of prostate cancer: TRUS features

  • Diagnostic of prostate cancer: MRI

  • Contrast-enhanced (dynamic) MRI

  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI)

  • Diffusion-weighted imaging

  • Indications of functional MRI

  • Extension of prostate cancer

  • Local extension by TRUS and TRUS-guided biopsy

  • MRI and staging of prostate cancer

  • Local staging

  • Lymph node metastases: lympho-MRI

  • Bone metastases: whole marrow MRI

  • Benign disorders of the prostate (BPH excluded)

  • References