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First prostate cancer audit calls for wider use of modern imaging techniques

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6723 (Published 10 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6723
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be made more widely available to improve diagnosis and treatment decisions for patients with prostate cancer, recommends the first audit of prostate cancer services in England and Wales.1

The National Prostate Cancer Audit found that 75% of hospitals in England and 60% of those in Wales provided multiparametric MRI scanning. The report recommended that this modern imaging technique be made more widely available to decrease the likelihood of unnecessary re-biopsy and to …

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