Journal of Medicine in the Tropics

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--10

Contemporary role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in the management of prostate cancer


Idorenyin C Akpayak1, Kenis S Felangu2, Lemech E Nabasu3 
1 Division of Urology, Surgery Department, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
2 Radiology Department, Nisa Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria
3 Surgery Department, Nisa Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Idorenyin C Akpayak
Division of Urology, Surgery Department, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
Nigeria

Background: In contemporary practice, multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging has become a useful tool to differentiate between prostate cancers of high and low aggressiveness, reduce misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis and therefore overtreatment. This article aims to provide a concise review of the multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) of the prostate, its interpretation and its role in the current management of prostate cancer. Methods: his was a narrative review of the contemporary role of the mpMRI in the management of prostate cancer. The databases and journals in urology and radiology were searched for relevant and contemporary existing literature on the subject. Results: We reviewed the technical aspects of the mpMRI of the prostate, describing the T-2 weighted imaging, the diffusion weighted imaging and the dynamic contrast enhanced imaging as well as the magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the prostate. We also reviewed the current interpretation and reporting of the mpMRI of the prostate using the PI-RADS; as well as the contemporary role of the mpMRI in prostate cancer management. Conclusion: The mpMRI is technologically robust and fast evolving imaging modality that has become a significant tool in the diagnosis, staging and treatment planning of prostate cancer.


How to cite this article:
Akpayak IC, Felangu KS, Nabasu LE. Contemporary role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in the management of prostate cancer.J Med Trop 2021;23:1-10


How to cite this URL:
Akpayak IC, Felangu KS, Nabasu LE. Contemporary role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in the management of prostate cancer. J Med Trop [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 3 ];23:1-10
Available from: https://www.jmedtropics.org/article.asp?issn=2276-7096;year=2021;volume=23;issue=1;spage=1;epage=10;aulast=Akpayak;type=0