Robotic ultrasound and needle guidance for prostate cancer management: review of the contemporary literature.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To present the recent advances in needle guidance and robotic ultrasound technology which are used for prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis and management. RECENT FINDINGS: Prostate biopsy technology has remained relatively unchanged. Improved needle localization and precision would allow for better management of this common disease. Robotic ultrasound and needle guidance is one strategy to improve needle localization and diagnostic accuracy of PCa. This review focuses on the recent advances in robotic ultrasound and needle guidance technologies, and their potential impact on PCa diagnosis and management. SUMMARY: The use of robotic ultrasound and robotic-assisted needle guidance has the potential to improve PCa diagnosis and management.
Kaye, DR; Stoianovici, D; Han, M
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