Prostate Fusion Biopsy

Ankara prostate fusion biopsy is a diagnostic method used to investigate the causes of prostate enlargement and has become the gold standard in recent years. The application stage of prostate biopsy, which is applied to detect the presence of prostate cancer and to establish a qualified treatment plan with early diagnosis, is more difficult than visualization of other organs. Therefore, it is recommended to consult experienced physicians.

How Prostate Fusion Biopsy Is Performed?

Ankara prostate fusion biopsy is a new type of biopsy. This diagnostic method, which can be performed in very few centers in our country, can also enable the diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancers. Before the biopsy procedure, prostate MRI is required. The biopsy procedure is performed by taking the points determined by MRI as a guide.

The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or, optionally, with a superficial anesthesia called sedation. The prostate is visualized with an ultrasound probe from the breech region and parts are taken from the relevant areas by matching the MRI and ultrasound images. Prostate fusion biopsy is a special procedure and a local anesthetic drug is administered to the prostate area to avoid pain during the procedure.

Preparation Before Prostate Fusion Biopsy

Before Ankara prostate fusion biopsy, there are some steps that should be applied as before every interventional procedure. These steps are:

  • Urine culture: The presence of infection is investigated. If infection is present, this should be treated primarily.
  • Antibiotic treatment: It is recommended to take the antibiotic recommended by your doctor before and after the procedure.
  • Bowel cleaning: The procedure is done through the rectum. For this reason, the intestines should be cleaned by enema.
  • Avoid using anticoagulants: Medications currently used by the patient may need to be rearranged in terms of their anticoagulant properties.

When Prostate Fusion Biopsy Is Performed?

  • Prostate fusion biopsy:
  • If Total PSA result is high
  • When suspicious findings are encountered during manual examination
  • In case of high risk of prostate cancer

Advantages Of Prostate Fusion Biopsy

Compared to classical prostate biopsy, fusion biopsy has some advantages. These advantages are:

  • Before the fusion biopsy, related areas are predetermined in MRI. In this way, more precise steps are taken during the process and the process takes less time.
  • In classical biopsy, 10-12 biopsies are performed randomly from the prostate, but in fusion biopsy, less pieces are taken from the suspected lesion as the location of the lesion is known. Therefore, the margin of error is much lower than with classical biopsy.
  • According to the results after classical biopsy, there is a possibility of wrong treatment planning. Fusion biopsy gives more accurate results.

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