Magnetic resonance-guided prostate interventions


Steven J Haker, Robert V Mulkern, Joseph R Roebuck, Agnieska Szot Barnes, Simon DiMaio, Nobuhiko Hata, and Clare MC Tempany. 2005. “Magnetic resonance-guided prostate interventions.” Top Magn Reson Imaging, 16, 5, Pp. 355-68.


We review our experience using an open 0.5-T magnetic resonance (MR) interventional unit to guide procedures in the prostate. This system allows access to the patient and real-time MR imaging simultaneously and has made it possible to perform prostate biopsy and brachytherapy under MR guidance. We review MR imaging of the prostate and its use in targeted therapy, and describe our use of image processing methods such as image registration to further facilitate precise targeting. We describe current developments with a robot assist system being developed to aid radioactive seed placement.