ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
Comparison of Power Doppler Ultrasound with Gray Scale Transrectal Ultrasound in Predicting Cancer Positive Prostate Biopsy Cores
1 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Teaching Hospital, Department of Radiology, Istanbul, Turkey  
2 Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Istanbul, Turkey  
3 Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2010; 42: 81-85

Key Words: Biopsy, Cancer, Doppler, Prostate
Abstract

 

Objective: The aim of this study is to compare the eff ect of transrectal power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) and gray scale transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

 

Materials and Methods: Seventy-six patients evaluated with transrectal PDUS and TRUS underwent eight systematic TRUS guided core-needle biopsies, with additional cores from abnormal areas. Histologic diagnoses were classifi ed as benign prostatic hyperplasia, chronic prostatitis, intraepithelial neoplasia and adenocarcinoma. TRUS and PDUS fi ndings of the cases were recorded.

Results: PDUS sensitivity, specifi city, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive values were 81%, 81%, 54% and 94%, respectively. PDUS had a greater sensitivity and specifi city than TRUS (43% and 60%, respectively) and identifi ed cancer cases more accurately (Table 2).

Conclusion: Hypervascular foci in PDUS signify suitable zones for biopsy. When combined with systematic TRUS guided biopsy, PDUS increases the cancer detection rate with additional biopsies from suspicious hypervascular foci. Transrectal PDUS guided biopsy should be combined with gray scale TRUS guided biopsy to increase accuracy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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