Image Guided Prostate Cancer Treatments, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642404294
  • ISBN-13: 9783642404290
  • DDC: 616.99463
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 268 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Image-Guided Prostate Cancer Treatments is a comprehensive reference and practical guide on the technology and application of ultrasound and MRI in the male pelvis, with special attention to the prostate. The book is organized into three main sections, the first of which is devoted to general aspects of imaging and image-guided treatments. The second section provides a systematic overview of the application of ultrasound and MRI to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lower urinary tract. Performance of the ultrasound and MRI studies is explained, and the normal and abnormal pathological anatomy is reviewed. Correlation with the ultrasound in the same plane is provided to assist in understanding the MRI sequences. Biopsy and interventional procedures, ultrasound-MRI fusion techniques, and image-guided therapies, including focused ultrasound, photodynamic therapy, microwave and laser ablation, are all fully covered. The third section focuses on securing treatment effectiveness and the use of follow-up imaging to ensure therapeutic success and detect tumor recurrence at an early stage, which is vital given that prompt focal treatment of recurrence is very successful. Here, particular attention is paid to the role of Doppler ultrasound and DCE-MRI technologies. This book, containing a wealth of high-quality illustrations based on high-end equipment, will acquaint beginners with the basics of prostate ultrasound and MRI, while more advanced practitioners will learn new skills, means of avoiding pitfalls, and ways of effectively relating the imaging and image-guided treatments to the clinical situation. The information provided will permit a tailored approach in dealing with specific pathologic issues.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Basic Principles.
2: Current Scope of Prostate Cancer.
3: Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging of the Prostate.
4: Advanced Ultrasound: Prostate Elastography and Photoacoustic Imaging.
5: Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Prostate Cancer.
6: Power Doppler Imaging of Prostate Cancer.
7: Doppler Histogram Vessel Density Analysis.
8: MR Imaging of the Prostate.
9: MR Imaging Localization of Prostate Tumors.
10: Diffusion-Weighted Whole-Body Imaging: Tumor Staging Applications.
11: MRI-Guided Biopsy.
12: MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Imaging.
13: Clinical Applications.
14: Clinical Applications of Ultrasound, Doppler Ultrasound, MRI, and DCE-MRI.
15: Intraprostatic Cancer.
16: Focal Tumors: Extraprostatic.
17: Metastatic Disease.
18: Diagnosing, Treating, and Reversing Prostate Cancers with Hormonal and Nutritional Intervention.
19: Imaging Detection of Regression and Recurrence.
20: Advanced Image Guided Procedures.
21: Laser Principles.
22: Focal Laser Ablation of the Prostate.
23: Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Using Irreversible Electroporation.
24: Photodynamic Therapy.
25: High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer.