Focal laser ablation as clinical treatment of prostate cancer: report from a Delphi consensus project

Abstract Purpose To de ne the role of focal laser ablation (FLA) as clinical treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) using the Delphi consensus method. Methods A panel of international experts in the eld of focal therapy (FT) in PCa conducted a collaborative consensus project using the Delphi method. Experts were invited to online questionnaires...

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Calming Patients’ Fears

Key Takeaways: Desert Medical Imaging uses RadiologyInfo.org to explain upcoming procedures to patients, helping calm their fears. The site provides plain-language video and text descriptions of more than 240 radiological procedures in English and Spanish. When patients learn about their procedures before their scans, Desert Medical Imaging can provide more e cient care that...

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How We Grew Our Practice By “rebranding” Open MRI

By Dr. John Feller The reputation of open MRI is rooted in the performance of low-fi eld systems. While the openness of these systems is attractive to patients, low-fi eld MR images may not be diagnostic. Their suboptimal performance has been a drag on the reputation of open MRI, souring many referring physicians on...

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Perspectives: The Value Of High-Field Open MRI

By Dr. John Feller Our practice operates in a very competitive marketplace. About 26 MRI scanners serve about 400,000 patients in the Coachella Valley. Oasis provides us with a sustained competitive advantage, helping us stand out through the comfort of an open system that delivers image quality comparable to that of a 1.5T closed-bore...

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Prostate Symposium Adds Global Reach

Top educators unite at state-of-the-art facility By Lauren Del Sarto This October, Desert Medical Imaging (DMI) is bringing experts from around the world together for a three-day symposium on prostate MRI and MR guided intervention. The educational event will be held on October 5-7 in Palm Springs at a new interactive learning facility opened...

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Perspective on PSA Testing

By Richard J. Ablin, Ph.D, and Bernadette Greenwood, BSc, PG Cert., RT (R),(MR)(ARRT) Sixteen years after the approval and use of the prostatespecific antigen (PSA) test for generalized population screening by the FDA, an opinion editorial in The New York Times by the discoverer of PSA (and co-author of this article), Richard J. Ablin,...

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