Patrik Zamecnik1, Martijn Schouten2, Axel Krafft3, Florian Maier4, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Jelle O. Barentsz5, Michael Bock6, Jurgen J. Ftterer5
1Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, Germany; 2Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands; 3Department of Radiological Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, United States; 4Department of Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany; 5Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands; 6Medical Physics, Dept. of Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
In this feasibility study a safe, easy and precise instrument guidance using the POCC based sequence for automatic needle-guide tracking in transrectal 3 T MR-guided prostate biopsies was demonstrated. The combination of very easy handling, good tumor detection rates comparable with other MR-guided prostate biopsy techniques, use of standard, commercial available devices and short procedure times is very promising and making this approach attractive for clinical routine.