MRI of the prostate: Clinical relevance and emerging applications
Article first published online: 27 JAN 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 258–274, February 2011
How to Cite
Mazaheri, Y., Shukla-Dave, A., Muellner, A. and Hricak, H. (2011), MRI of the prostate: Clinical relevance and emerging applications. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging, 33: 258–274. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22420
- Issue published online: 27 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 27 JAN 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 9 APR 2010
- prostate cancer;
- metabolic and functional MR imaging techniques;
- molecular MR imaging
MRI of the prostate can aid in many aspects of prostate cancer management, from initial detection to treatment planning and follow-up. This review describes the current strengths and limitations of conventional anatomic and molecular MR imaging techniques (including MR spectroscopic imaging and dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging) for aiding prostate cancer management. It also describes promising emerging approaches for acquiring, analyzing, and applying MR imaging data, and the major research and educational efforts that will be required to realize the potential of prostate MR imaging in routine clinical practice. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2011;33:258–274. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.