Jelle Barentsz, MD, presented “Are MRI Fusion Biopsies Necessary for Urologists?” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience during a break at the 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update in January, 2020.

How to cite: Barentsz, Jelle. Are MRI Fusion Biopsies Necessary for Urologists?” January, 2020. Accessed Dec 2021. https://dev.grandroundsinurology.com/are-mri-fusion-biopsies-necessary-for-urologists​/

Are MRI Fusion Biopsies Necessary for Urologists? – Summary:

Jelle Barentsz, MD, PhD, professor of radiology at the Nijmegen Medical Center of Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, discusses whether or not fusion biopsies are necessary for urologists to perform. He highlights the importance of a physician’s experience with MRIs in making this determination. If a urologist does not feel confident reading the images, it is best to ask a radiologist for help. Dr. Barentsz notes the advantages of working with a multidisciplinary team. He also covers some of the limitations of fusion biopsies.

About The 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Barentsz & Dr. Crawford discussed this topic during a break at the 30th iteration of the meeting in January 2020.

Other parts of this interview include: What Does Suspicion for Prostate Cancer Mean, and What Metric Defines Prostate Cancer Risk?

For further educational activities from this conference, visit our collection page.