MR US Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy Pre-Requisite (2019)

In recent years, the technique of multiparametric MR imaging (mpMRI) of the prostate has offered the potential to alter the current paradigms for prostate cancer diagnosis, staging, and therapy. Though initially met with skepticism, mpMRI of the prostate is being rapidly adopted as a diagnostic technique in both the academic and community setting throughout the United States. At present, the rationale for use of mpMRI in prostate cancer validation is well recognized, but many concepts await validation, both through further trials and clinical experience within the urologic community. Given the rapid adoption of prostate MRI in clinical practice, it is imperative for contemporary urologists to have a basic knowledge of prostate MRI, the rationale and clinical indication for MRI-targeted biopsy, and techniques for performing MRI-targeted biopsy in clinical practice.

Target Audience

  • Practicing urologists
  • Urology residents in training
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Medical oncologists caring for prostate cancer patients
  • Radiologists

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the basic principles of multiparametric MR imaging of the prostate.
  2. Define the conceptual basis and methods for MRI to ultrasound computerized co-registration.
  3. Establish a practice-specific strategy for clinical implementation of MRI-targeted biopsy in patient management.
  4. Consider metrics for quality assurance in the conduct of MRI-fusion guided prostate biopsy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Non-Physician Participation
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Course Director

Samir Taneja, MD
The James M. and Janet Riha Neissa Professor of Urologic Oncology
Professor of Urology and Radiology
Director, Division of Urologic Oncology
Co‐Director, Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center
GU Program Leader, NYU Perlmutter Cancer Institute
Department of Urology, NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY


Peter A. Pinto, MD
Head, Prostate Section
Fellowship Director
Urologic Oncology Branch
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Soroush Rais‐Bahrami, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology and Radiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Preston C. Sprenkle, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Urology
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Srinivas Vourganti, MD
Assistant Professor
Urologic Oncology
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

James S. Wysock, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Division of Urologic Oncology
Chief, Bellevue Urology Service
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY


Learners will participate in this online educational activity by taking the pretest, viewing the webcast and completing the posttest and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the posttest, passing with 80% accuracy or higher and submit the program evaluation.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 3.00 hours

Release Date: January, 2019
Expiration Date: January, 2022


The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Urological Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


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  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup.
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
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  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty


The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Non-Physician Participation
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