The Problem with Systematic Prostate Biopsy

Biopsy Test Systematic Problem

When prostate cancer is suspected, a biopsy is needed to confirm?or rule out?a cancer diagnosis. During a biopsy, a needle is inserted into the prostate gland through the wall of the rectum. A small amount of tissue is removed and sent to a laboratory for further evaluation. The vast majority of prostate biopsies are trans-rectal […]

The (Continued) Importance of PSA Screening

Psa Blood Score

In 2011, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a grade of “D” to the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. A “D” grade generally means that the test does more harm than good. But is that really the case? Prior to the USPSTF announcement, the PSA test was recommended to all men over […]

The AUA Now Recommends Prostate MRI Before Biopsy

American Urological Association

“There is now sufficient data to support the use of prostate MRI in all men before their initial prostate biopsy when the MRI is of sufficient quality.” – Marc A. Bjurlin, DO, MSc., AUA Policy Statement Co-Author Multiparametric prostate MRI (mpMRI) recently received a huge boost when the American Urological Association (AUA) released a statement […]

Laser Focal Therapy – 10 Year Phase II Clinical Trial Results

Lft 10 Year Outcomes

The clinical trial on the efficacy of MRI-guided laser focal therapy by HALO Precision Diagnostics™ is now in year 13, and continues to show promising results. For more information on laser focal therapy, visit the prostate laser surgery page or contact our prostate experts today.  HALO Diagnostics is proud to report the first 10 years […]

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