Article Abstract

Can texture features computed from the joint intensity distribution of different MRI sequences accurately predict prostate cancer grade?

Authors: Vasilis Stavrinides, Lina Carmona Echeverria, Hayley C. Whitaker

Abstract

The diagnostic landscape of prostate cancer has evolved rapidly, from prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to exciting new technologies that allow visualization of the disease, moving away from random sampling to targeted biopsies. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) is a new modality that combines T2-weighted (T2W), diffusion-weighted (DW) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) sequences, each designed to reveal specific microstructural features typically associated with malignancy such as increased vascularity and cellularity.