The use of MRI scanning to triage prostate cancer

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Abu, V (2011). The use of MRI scanning to triage prostate cancer. British Journal of Nursing. 20 (20), pp. 1310-1314. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2011.20.20.1310
AuthorsAbu, V
Abstract

The rise in the incidence of prostate cancer is mainly attributed to the increasing use of the serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test as a screening tool. Regardless of doubts over its sensitivity and specificity, PSA remain a key mechanism in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. The Department of Health (DH) in the UK recommends urgent specialist referral for patients presenting with age-elevated PSA. This national guideline, known as the National Cancer Wait Times (NCWT) system, aims at monitoring the process of referral, investigation and management of new suspicious prostate cancer cases. The use of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy is the gold-standard specialist investigation for prostate cancer. However, there is growing interest in the use of imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as first-line specialist investigation for suspicious prostate cancer.

Keywords1110 Nursing
Year2011
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Journal citation20 (20), pp. 1310-1314
PublisherMark Allen Publishing Ltd.
ISSN0142-0372
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2011.20.20.1310
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Print16 Dec 2011
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Deposited05 Sep 2017
Accepted01 Sep 2011
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