Prostate magnetic resonance imaging for brachytherapists: Diagnosis, imaging pitfalls, and post-therapy assessment

A. M. Venkatesan, R. J. Stafford, C. Duran, P. D. Soni, A. Berlin, P. W. McLaughlin

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Optimal integration of multiparametric MRI (mp MRI) into prostate brachytherapy practice necessitates an understanding of imaging findings pertinent to prostate cancer detection and staging. This review will summarize prostate cancer imaging findings and tumor staging on mp MRI, including an overview of the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PIRADS)–structured reporting schema, mp MRI findings observed in the post-therapy setting including cases of post-treatment recurrence, and MRI concepts integral to successful salvage brachytherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-697
Number of pages10
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • Anatomy
  • Brachytherapy
  • MRI
  • Multiparametric MRI
  • Prostate
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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