13 Jun

Exiting new papers out now..

Dear all

Thank you for your patience ….there has been a lot to do at ECR, in Rome at the wonderful 9th MRI prostate course arranged by Valeria Panebianco ….and very many other prostate related activities.

I am happy to announce the new paper out lead by Jonathan Richenberg:

” The primacy of multiparametric MRI in men with suspected prostate cancer”

You will find it in European radiology (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-019-06166-z)

I also recommend that you read these papers form the PI-RADS Steering Committee: “The pathway paper”: just published in Radiology.

PI-RADS Steering Committee: the PI-RADs Multiparametric MRI and MRI-directed Biopsy Pathway.

MANDATORY: the new PI-RADS v 2.1 GUIDELINES

More updates soon

Kindest regards Vibeke

4 Apr

What´s new?

Dear all

Again a busy time with the ECR but now I am looking forward to the exiting course in Rome. It would be great to se you there!

One more big news is the :

NEW version of the PI-RADS document

PI-RADS v2.1

Just click on the link and you are ready to read.

very best wishes to all

Vibeke

17 Nov

Does it matter what’s in the bladder?

Yes it does

You can find both polyps and cancer but also keep an eye open to find bladder stones. The surgeon  needs to know if there should be any bladder stones, because if a robot assisted surgery is planed, the stones are to be removed first. If the should fall into the abdomen during surgery it could cause complications such as inflammation. Stones  could look like these, like an old floating mine.

Good prostate reading.

Bw Vibeke

1 Nov

Making a survey…

When guidelines are to be made, the visions and ideas of how things should be are easy.

Just dream!

But to make a dream come true.. that is hard work.

So I need to make a survey to get an overview of where we stand.

……that is the work for today.

bw Vibeke

27 Oct

How should you measure a lesion?

According to the Guidelines

( https://www.acr.org/-/media/ACR/Files/RADS/Pi-RADS/PIRADS-V2.pdf )

“…….report the largest dimension of a suspicious finding on an axial image. If the largest dimension of a suspicious finding is on sagittal and/or coronal images, this measurement and imaging plane should also be reported. If a lesion is not clearly delineated on an axial image, report the measurement on the image which best depicts the finding….”

and use the dominant sequence:

“…. for the PZ, DWI is the primary determining sequence ………and for the TZ, T2W is the primary determining sequence……”

Or for more info join the prostate courses

Have a nice week-end

Vibeke