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Saturday, November 22, 2014

A better way to biopsy a prostate

Prostate biopsy is undergoing a period of rapid change.   The days of the blind biopsy are gone and the era of the random 12 core biopsy is coming to a close.  New technology that is now availaible right here Suffolk County Long Island will revolutionize the evaluation and even the management of prostate cancer.  
The Artemis System for prostate biopsy and fusion biopsy is an amazing tool in our fight against prostate cancer.  I can see a future of improved detection, less often used radical treatments and focal therapy as a result of this techniques' accuracy.  
At present, the technology is available in Suffolk County only though Dr Schoor and Zwanger-Pessiri Radiology.  Makes me proud.