A New Technique for Targeted Prostate Cancer Biopsies – Dr Baowei Fei, UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center

Aug 19, 2019 | engineering and tech, health and medicine, physical sciences

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Two-dimensional transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided biopsy is the standard method for prostate cancer diagnosis. However, the technique is limited in one respect – it can be prone to sampling error. Cancers can be missed, or their severity grossly underestimated. To address this, Dr Baowei Fei, from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and UT Southwestern Medical Center, is pioneering a technique that merges positron emission tomography (PET) with TRUS to detect prostate cancer more accurately than before.
 

 

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