3D Prostate mapping, also known as Saturation Biopsy is the latest and the most advanced form of detecting the location of prostate cancer. Â Increasingly, a growing body of information tells us that the solution to improving prostate cancer detection is not just to increase the number of prostate samples taken in a biopsy, but in knowing the cancer’s precise location. Strict template guidance and 3D techniques through “prostate mapping” offer a more comprehensive approach, as well as the advantage of precisely recording every location of samples taken. If an initial prostate mapping biopsy is negative for cancer, subsequent similar biopsies can be arrayed in such a way as to sample different regions of the prostate. By contrast, non-template-guided biopsies do not precisely record information on the location of the samples, and subsequent standard biopsies might inadvertently resample the same areas.
Mr Harriss uses TargetScan for 3D prostate mapping. This requires a general anaesthetic and uses a rectal probe to carry out the procedure. It is carried out as a day-case procedure, sometimes with an overnight stay.
This is a method of identifying important clinical disease resulting in 95% accuracy of diagnosis of prostate cancer. Using MRI imaging techniques and sometimes the combination of template-guided biopsies under a general anaesthetic, a much clearer picture of location and treatment options can be made.
The cost is Â£2649 (including consultation and follow-up) more information and to arrange an appointment, please ring Bev, Mr Harriss’s secretary, on 0115 966 2118.