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Prostate Shear Wave Elastography

Prostate Shear Wave Elastography is indeed a valuable diagnostic tool for assessing prostate health, particularly in detecting abnormalities such as ...

Prostate Shear Wave Elastography is indeed a valuable diagnostic tool for assessing prostate health, particularly in detecting abnormalities such as tumors or areas of increased stiffness. While the analogies between breast health and prostate health are not perfect, as they are distinct organs with unique characteristics, the principles of using elastography to evaluate tissue stiffness apply to both.

Here are some key points regarding the application of Prostate Shear Wave Elastography for disease detection:

1. Detection of Abnormalities:

2. Quantitative Assessment:

  • Prostate Shear Wave Elastography: Provides quantitative measurements of tissue stiffness in the prostate, aiding in the objective assessment of abnormalities.

3. Improved Lesion Characterization:

  • Prostate Shear Wave Elastography: Enables a more nuanced characterization of prostate lesions based on their elasticity, potentially assisting in distinguishing between benign and malignant conditions.

4. Enhanced Diagnostic Accuracy:

5. Real-Time Imaging:

6. Reduced Operator Dependency:

7. Early Detection of Abnormalities:

8. Non-Invasive Procedure:

  • Prostate Shear Wave Elastography: Similar to Breast Shear Wave Elastography, it is a non-invasive imaging technique that does not involve radiation exposure or invasive procedures.

Call to Action – Book Your Prostate Shear Wave Elastography:

If you have concerns about your prostate health, consider scheduling a Prostate Shear Wave Elastography at a reputable medical facility. Early detection and accurate assessments are crucial for timely intervention and personalized care.

For appointments at Phoenix Ultrasound, located at 1 Portpool Lane, Holborn, London, EC1N 7UU, contact us at Tel: 0800 048-5738.

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Selected references

Prediction of Significant Prostate Cancer at Prostate Biopsy and Per Core Detection Rate of Targeted and Systematic Biopsies Using Real-Time Shear Wave Elastography. Boehm K, Budäus L, Tennstedt P, Beyer B, Schiffmann J, Larcher A, Simonis K, Graefen M, Beyersdorff D, Salomon G. Urol Int. 2015 Jun 3.

Prostate Cancer: Diagnostic Performance of Real-time Shear-Wave Elastography. Correas JM, Tissier AM, Khairoune A, Vassiliu V, Méjean A, Hélénon O, Memo R, Barr RG. Radiology. 2014 Nov 19:140567.

Shear wave elastography assessment in the prostate: an intraobserver reproducibility study. Woo S, Kim SY, Lee MS, Cho JY, Kim SH. Clin Imaging. 2014 Nov 22. pii: S0899-7071(14)00281-2.

Shear Wave Elastography for Localization of Prostate Cancer Lesions and Assessment of Elasticity Thresholds: Implications for Targeted Biopsies and Active Surveillance Protocols. Boehm K, Salomon G, Beyer B, Schiffmann J, Simonis K, Graefen M, Budaeus L. J Urol. 2014 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5347(14)04574-1.

Shear wave elastography for detection of prostate cancer: a preliminary study. Woo S, Kim SY, Cho JY, Kim SH. Korean J Radiol. 2014 May;15(3):346-55.

Transrectal quantitative shear wave elastography in the detection and characterisation of prostate cancer. Ahmad S, Cao R, Varghese T, Bidaut L, Nabi G. Surg Endosc. 2013 Sep;27(9):3280-7.  

Ultrasound elastography of the prostate: State of the art. Correas JM, Tissier AM, Khairoune A, Khoury G, Eiss D, Hélénon O. Diagn Interv Imaging. 2013 May;94(5):551-60.  

Tissue mimicking materials for the detection of prostate cancer using shear wave elastography: a validation study. Cao R, Huang Z, Varghese T, Nabi G. Med Phys. 2013 Feb;40(2):022903.  

Shear wave ultrasound elastography of the prostate: initial results. Barr RG, Memo R, Schaub CR. Ultrasound Q. 2012 Mar;28(1):13-20.  

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Shear-wave elastography of segmental infarction of the testis. Kantarci F, Cebi Olgun D, Mihmanli I. Korean J Radiol. 2012 Nov;13(6):820-2.

Shear wave elastography (SWE) is reliable method for testicular spermatogenesis evaluation after torsion. Zhang X, Lv F, Tang J. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015 May 15;8(5):7089-97.