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Title: Current Role of Multiparametric MRI and MRI Targeted Biopsies for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in Germany : A Nationwide Survey
Author(s): Saar, Matthias
Linxweiler, Johannes
Borkowetz, Angelika
Fussek, Sebastian
Urbanova, Katerina
Bellut, Laura
Kristiansen, Glen
Wullich, Bernd
Language: English
Title: Urologia Internationalis
Volume: 104
Issue: 9-10
Pages: 731–740
Publisher/Platform: Karger
Year of Publication: 2020
Free key words: Germany
Internet survey
MRI targeted prostate biopsy
Multiparametric MRI
Prostate cancer
DDC notations: 610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Introduction: Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) and MRI targeted biopsies (MRtb) are a new standard in prostate cancer (PCa) screening and diagnosis. Guidelines already include this approach for patients at risk. We aimed to gather information from German urologists about their knowledge, routine use, and attitude toward mpMRI and consecutive biopsy methods. Materials and Methods: An anonymous online questionnaire was sent via Survey Monkey to the members of the German Society of Urology (DGU). Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS version 25.0. Results: 496 members with a median age of 48.6 years (±11.7) participated in the survey. The majority rated mpMRI of the prostate as a very useful diagnostic tool (72.7%). MRtb of the prostate was considered as very advantageous (71.5%). MpMRI was used by 95.9%, and 83.2% also recommended MRtb predominantly in clinical institutions. For targeted biopsy, MRI-ultrasound fusion biopsy was clearly favored (75.8%). MpMRI was mostly used in patients with previously negative biopsy (90.9%) and in patients under active surveillance (60.9%). Arguments against the use of prostate mpMRI are costs (84.9%) and/or lack of sufficient radiological infrastructure (17.4%). Conclusion: Our data illustrate the meanwhile high acceptance and clinical use of the prostate mpMRI and MRtb in Germany.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1159/000508755
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-379588
ISSN: 1423-0399
Date of registration: 11-Nov-2022
Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
Department: M - Urologie und Kinderurologie
Professorship: M - Prof. Dr. Michael Stöckle
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