USPSTF Recommendations Ignore Realities of Breast Cancer

Annual mammogram screening beginning at age 40 saves lives. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends less frequent screening at a later age, not because screening will not save lives, but because it will not save sufficient numbers of lives when started before age 50.

The guidelines are based on outdated, blemished data and do not evaluate cost-effectiveness or any other benefits of early detection. In fact, USPSTF states, “Screening mammography in women ages 40 to 49 years may reduce the risk of dying of breast cancer, but the number of deaths averted is much smaller than in older women and […]

By |May 12th, 2015|News, Women's imaging|0 Comments

Dr. Robert Princenthal Hosts Community Workshop on Prostate MRI

Multiparametric MRI, or prostate MRI, is a relatively new imaging procedure that offers clearer, more-detailed visualizations of the prostate gland than other imaging techniques. Rolling Oaks Radiology was an early adopter of prostate MRI. Robert Princenthal, MD, Rolling Oaks Radiology Founder and President, has since become an enthusiastic advocate for this innovative procedure in prostate cancer screening and diagnosis. He recently partnered with the Cancer Support Community to discuss the benefits of prostate MRI with the men of Ventura County.

Current Standard of Care in Prostate Cancer Screening

The current prostate cancer screening model relies on a combination of prostate-specific antigen […]

By |April 30th, 2015|News, Prostate Imaging|0 Comments

Study Compares MRI-TRUS Fusion Biopsy to Traditional Biopsy

Ongoing research has consistently shown that multiparametric prostate MRI can aid prostate cancer screening and improve detection rates. New results to a large-scale study investigating the effectiveness of MRI-TRUS fusion biopsy versus traditional TRUS biopsy demonstrate the superiority of multiparametric prostate MRI in prostate cancer detection.

MRI-TRUS Fusion Biopsy Versus Traditional TRUS Biopsy

In a study sponsored by the National Institute of Health, more than 1,000 men with elevated PSA levels were observed over a period of seven years. The purpose of the study was to investigate differences between MRI-TRUS fusion biopsy and traditional TRUS biopsy in the detection of intermediate- […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Cancer Imaging, Cancer Screening, News|0 Comments

Beyond Biopsy: A Growing Role for MRI in Prostate Cancer Care

Much attention paid to multiparametric prostate MRI has focused on its ability to improve prostate cancer detection and diagnosis. However, prostate MRI has the potential to improve other aspects of prostate cancer care. Beyond guiding biopsy needles, prostate MRI can also aid prostate cancer staging, inform treatment planning and to monitor patients following treatment.

Prostate MRI in Local Staging of Prostate Cancer

Pre-treatment staging is essential to determining an appropriate disease management strategy in men with prostate cancer. Staging prostate cancer currently relies on digital rectal exam, prostate-specific antigen levels and Gleason score. Collectively, these indicators can predict the risk of […]

By |February 6th, 2015|News, Prostate Imaging|0 Comments

Notification of Update to PIRADS

As you are aware, Rolling Oaks Radiology is one of the most active and experienced prostate MRI centers in the country. This letter is to inform you about recent PIRADS assessment changes for the interpretation of prostate MRI exams. PIRADS, initially developed in Europe, has been the international accepted interpretation standard for the past two years. These recent changes were announced by our joint steering committee at the annual meeting of the RSNA in November.

PIRADS assesses high-quality prostate MRI images with a score of 1-5 (5 most suspicious). The most important sequences are T2-weighted, diffusion-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced. T2-weighted findings are […]

By |January 30th, 2015|News, Prostate Imaging|0 Comments