Magnetic resonance imaging of prostate cancer: assessment of aggressiveness and pre-clinical developments

E. Vos

Promotor: J.O. Barentsz
Copromotor: T.W.J. Scheenen
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
January 5, 2016

Abstract

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plays an upcoming role in the management of prostate cancer, it serves as a non-invasive tool to acquire anatomic and functional information about the prostate. It has been shown that MRI can detect prostate cancer with a high sensitivity and specificity. In this thesis we try to take MRI a step further. The purpose of this thesis is twofold: the first part aims to evaluate functional MRI techniques for the assessment of prostate cancer aggressiveness; the second part aims to explore the possibilities of newly developed techniques for application in prostate cancer imaging.

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http://hdl.handle.net/2066/150175