Prostate Cancer: MRI fusion biopsy

In the last few weeks, Cone Health has adopted a new method of biopsy that allows specialists to target the exact area they need to examine. The prostate is one of the few areas of the body in which abnormal tissue can’t be seen with traditional imaging technology which is normally used to guide a biopsy, such as ultrasound. The new MRI Fusion Biopsy allows specialists to target the abnormal tissue and reduce the need for repeat biopsies, which are sometimes necessary in order to be certain of a cancer diagnosis.

Until recently, providers couldn’t be sure exactly where the possibly cancerous tissue was, so they would biopsy many different areas of the prostate. Now, with MRI fusion biopsy, specialists use an MRI image that is fused…