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Fine-tuning robot-assisted radical prostatectomy planning with MRI.

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Finley, DS; Margolis, D; Raman, SS; Ellingson, BM; Natarajan, S; Tan, N; Huang, J; Reiter, RE
Published in: Urol Oncol
August 2013

OBJECTIVES: Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has now become the most common surgical treatment option for prostate cancer (CaP). Clinicopathologic data (i.e., biopsy, digital rectal exam, prostate specific antigen level) and patient-specific factors (e.g., age, erectile function, co-morbidities) are the primary sources of information that urologists use for counseling and treatment decision making. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has evolved along a similar temporal arc to RARP, with increased utilization and precision over the past decade. MRI prior to RARP provides multifaceted adjunctive information, including enhancement of locoregional staging, delineation of spatial anatomic information, and identification of aberrant anatomy, all of which aid in patient treatment counseling and operative planning. This article is designed for urologic surgeons who perform RARP, with the aim of providing a review of prostate MRI imaging and highlighting findings which may specifically alter the operation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A review of the literature was performed, focusing on the most recent publications. RESULTS: MRI imaging of the prostate has become increasing accurate for the identification, localization, and characterization of CaP lesions. In addition to tumor-specific information, a number of intra- and extra-prostatic findings are consistently identified on MRI which may impact RARP. CONCLUSIONS: MRI provides important information which may alter RARP.

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Urol Oncol

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EISSN

1873-2496

Publication Date

August 2013

Volume

31

Issue

6

Start / End Page

766 / 775

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted
  • Seminal Vesicles
  • Robotics
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostate
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Male
 

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Finley, D. S., Margolis, D., Raman, S. S., Ellingson, B. M., Natarajan, S., Tan, N., … Reiter, R. E. (2013). Fine-tuning robot-assisted radical prostatectomy planning with MRI. Urol Oncol, 31(6), 766–775. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urolonc.2011.07.013
Finley, David S., Daniel Margolis, Steve S. Raman, Benjamin M. Ellingson, Shyam Natarajan, Nelly Tan, Jiaoti Huang, and Robert E. Reiter. “Fine-tuning robot-assisted radical prostatectomy planning with MRI.Urol Oncol 31, no. 6 (August 2013): 766–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urolonc.2011.07.013.
Finley DS, Margolis D, Raman SS, Ellingson BM, Natarajan S, Tan N, et al. Fine-tuning robot-assisted radical prostatectomy planning with MRI. Urol Oncol. 2013 Aug;31(6):766–75.
Finley, David S., et al. “Fine-tuning robot-assisted radical prostatectomy planning with MRI.Urol Oncol, vol. 31, no. 6, Aug. 2013, pp. 766–75. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.urolonc.2011.07.013.
Finley DS, Margolis D, Raman SS, Ellingson BM, Natarajan S, Tan N, Huang J, Reiter RE. Fine-tuning robot-assisted radical prostatectomy planning with MRI. Urol Oncol. 2013 Aug;31(6):766–775.
Journal cover image

Published In

Urol Oncol

DOI

EISSN

1873-2496

Publication Date

August 2013

Volume

31

Issue

6

Start / End Page

766 / 775

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted
  • Seminal Vesicles
  • Robotics
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostate
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Male