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What is a targeted MRI/ultrasound biopsy of the prostate?

A targeted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/ultrasound biopsy of the prostate uses both pre-biopsy MRI images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real time for identifying prostate cancer. This fusion of highly advanced imaging technology allows doctors to see the prostate more clearly, specifically in the area where cancer is suspected. It also provides clear visualization of the needle to ensure the suspected lesion is targeted for biopsy.

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