MR US Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy (2017)

Linthicum, MD US
October 28, 2017

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 U.S. 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 understanding of prostate MRI, the rational and clinical indication for MRI-targeted biopsy, and techniques for performing MRI-targeted biopsy in clinical practice.



The American Urological Association would like to thank the following companies for providing Skills Enhancement Workshop and exhibitor support of MR US Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy:

  • BK Ultrasound
  • Eigen
  • Exact Imaging
  • Focal Healthcare
  • Invivo Corporation

Target Audience

  • Non-Urologist MD
  • Resident
  • Urologist

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, 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.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/28/2017 - 6:45am EDT
Event ends: 
10/28/2017 - 6:00pm EDT

6:45 – 7:30 a.m.                Registration & Breakfast


7:30 – 7:35 a.m.                Introduction and Welcome
                                             Samir Taneja, MD


7:35 – 7:45 a.m.                ARS Pre-test


7:45 – 8:05 a.m.                Pre-Biopsy MRI of the Prostate: Rationale and Goals
                                            Soroush Rais-Bahrami, MD


8:05 – 8:25 a.m.                Principles of Co-Registration

                                             Preston C. Sprenkle, MD


8:25 – 8:45 a.m.                MRI- Fusion Biopsy Key Concepts in Implementation

                                             Srinivas Vourganti, MD


8:45 – 9:00 a.m.                Q&A


9:00 – 9:10 a.m.                Break


9:10 –10:10 a.m.              Pre-Biopsy MRI and MRI-Fusion Biopsy: How We Use it in Practice


                                            9:10 – 9:25 a.m.                                The UAB Experience

                                                                                                         Soroush Rais-Bahrami, MD


                                                      9:25 – 9:40 a.m.            The Yale Experience

                                                                                                          Preston C. Sprenkle, MD


                                             9:40 – 9:55 a.m.                                The NIH Experience

                                                                                                          Peter A. Pinto, MD


                                                9:55 – 10:10 a.m.                          The NYU Experience

                                                                                                         Samir Taneja, MD


10:10 – 10:30 a.m.           Available Commercial Systems for MRI Fusion

                                            James S. Wysock, MD


10:30 – 10:40 a.m.           Break


                                            10:40 – 11:10 a.m.           The Learning Curve of Fusion Biopsy and Tips for Smoothing It Out


                                                10:40 – 10:55 a.m.                           NYU Experience

                                                                                                            Samir Taneja, MD


                                                10:55 – 11:10 a.m.                           NIH Experience

                                                                                                            Peter A. Pinto, MD

11:10 a.m. – Noon           Audience Questions and Panel Discussion I: Tips & Tricks for Use in Clinical Practice

                                            All Faculty


Noon – 12:15 p.m.           ARS Post-test    


12:15 – 1:00 p.m.             Lunch


1:00 –3:00 p.m.                Skills Enhancement Workshops (non-CME)


3:00 – 3:15 p.m.               Break


3:15 – 4:30 p.m.               Audience Questions and Panel Discussion II: Use of Equipment in Clinical Practice

                                             All Faculty


4:30 – 6:00 p.m.               Networking Reception & Museum Tour



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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
Assistant Professor
Division of Urologic Oncology
Chief, Bellevue Urology Service
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY



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James S. Wysock, MDFaculty

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Preston Carpenter Sprenkle ,M.D.Faculty

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Samir Taneja, MDDirector



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Available Credit

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


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