From clinic to MDT in one week – speeding up the prostate cancer diagnostic pathway

Author(s): Dr Harry Bardgett

Hospital: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Reference: RAD Magazine, 49, 582, 22

Excerpt: 

Since October 2021 cancer networks have been measured against the new Faster Diagnostic Standard (FDS), which states that a patient should have a diagnosis or exclusion of cancer within 28 days from referral. Prostate cancer diagnosis, especially since the universal implementation of multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI), has always been a challenge to the fast-track diagnostic process, as patients travel between departments in a linear fashion, with the next step only possible upon completion of the previous one.

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