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MR Fusion Biopsy

MR Fusion Biopsy Turkey

It is the procedure in which pathological tissue is taken to detect the presence or absence of prostate cancer in patients who are found to be elevated in prostate biopsy blood tests (PSA) or abnormality with digital rectal examination.

MR Fusion Biopsy

In traditional systematic prostate biopsy, tissue pieces are taken from 12 quadrants of the prostate and examined under ultrasound guidance. Since the sensitivity of ultrasonography (USG) is low, the diagnosis may not be accurate, especially in low-stage prostate cancers.

With the help of technological developments in recent years, multiparametric MR has begun to detect the cancer focus in the prostate much better. Owing to MRI applied to the patient before prostate biopsy, the rate of detection for prostate cancer increases. 

The procedure is completed by going to the focus or prostate area seen in MRI with the ultrasonography used during the procedure and removing the tissue pieces. MR fusion biopsy can be considered as a kind of navigation system by developing this method and is the highest point of this subject. It is a system that minimizes the person-dependent estimated tissue removal.

Before MR Fusion Biopsy

Before MR fusion prostate biopsy, multiparametric MR is applied to the patient to detect a lesion with suspected cancer located in the prostate. During the procedure, the ultrasonography device, which displays the prostatic tissues, is guided by the fusion device of the lesion, which is suspected of cancer, seen in MRI.

Thus, because of this perfect system, the probability of diagnosis of cancerous tissues rises to a very high level. Considering the anxiety of patients during prostate biopsy and possibility of infection after biopsy, it also saves them from repetitive unnecessary biopsies. 

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Update Date: 27.04.2022
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arif Demirbaş
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arif Demirbas
Urology Specialist
Dr. Arif Demirbaş was born in 1985 in Turkey. He graduated from Uludag University Faculty of Medicine in 2010. He completed his urology residency training at Ankara Training and Research Hospital between 2011-2016. As a result of intensive academic studies after his specialization, he received the title of Associate Professor in March 2021.

Although he has experience with each of urological diseases, he has a special interest in the diagnosis, medical treatment and surgical treatment of urological cancers (prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and testicular cancer),kidney stone diseases, benign prostate enlargement, adrenal gland diseases (surrenal gland) and pediatric urology diseases (ureteropelvic stenosis, vesicoureteral reflux, undescended testicles). If possible, the surgeries are planned laparoscopically and endoscopically in a way that creates the least discomfort for the patient as required by the era.
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