CHICAGO (WLS) -- Prostate cancer is usually diagnosed with a standard biopsy but a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looking at a more targeted approach that uses magnetic resonance imaging or MRI technology says there may be a more effective approach.
Researchers looked at more than 1,000 men with elevated PSA levels.
These men underwent both an MRI-guided targeted biopsy and also the traditional standard biopsy using ultrasound alone. The results of both biopsies were then compared.
The targeted MRI guided biopsy had a 30 percent increase in detection of high-risk prostate cancer as compared to the traditional biopsies.
New targeted biopsies better for detecting high-risk prostate cancer