Mimics of prostate cancer on MRI

Author(s): Dr Heminder Kaur Sokhi

Hospital: Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, 47, 550, 15-16


Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) has a central role in the prostate cancer (PCa) diagnostic pathway, with its utility now established for clinically significant cancer detection by national and international guidelines. The Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) recommends a standardised approach for mpMRI acquisition and provides a standardised framework for mpMRI interpretation through predefined objective imaging criteria. The Likert assessment takes into account reader experience and clinical factors in conjunction with imaging features for prostate mpMRI evaluation.

When interpreting mpMRI of the prostate, it is important to be cognisant of prostate cancer mimics, some of which are described due to anatomical structures and benign conditions in this article.

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