Prostate Cancer - 3-D Diagnosis and Targeted Focal Therapy

International Program for 3-D Diagnosis & Therapy of Prostate Cancer

PATHOLOGY

Uropathology is the sub-specialty of pathology studying the urogenital tract, including the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, testicles, seminal vesicles and prostate. Prostate, renal and testicular cancers are the most common, and our selected uropathologist team has ample experience in the diagnosis of these diseases.

 

Transrectal, ultrasound (TRUS) guided needle biopsy is the current standard method to diagnose prostate cancer.  Biopsies are obtained through the rectum using an ultrasound probe to visualize the prostate.  A needle is passed through this same probe and tissue cores are obtained at different levels (6 to 12) followed by histopathological evaluation.

 

Mapping biopsies are the most accurate approach in finding the specific location of a prostatic tumor. It may use a combination of ultrasound and/or MRI imaging techniques and the needle core biopsies are obtained using a gridded template to guide the needles. Multiple biopsies (50 to >100) are obtained through the skin of the perineum and with the patient under general anesthesia. [ Mapping Biopsy Procedure (viewer discretion advised) ]

 

Radical prostatectomy specimens are evaluated from apex to base for pathology studies using whole mounts of the prostate. [ Watch Video: Processing of prostatectomy specimens

 

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