What is Artemis procedure?

What is Artemis procedure?

Artemis biopsy is a relatively new biopsy technique that can be used to diagnose the presence of prostate cancer. This procedure combines traditional biopsy methods with both MRI and ultrasound images to increase the accuracy of the diagnosis.

What is an artemis biopsy?

Artemis biopsy is a diagnostic procedure that integrates traditional biopsy methods with technologically advanced imaging to determine the presence of prostate cancer. The first of the imaging methods is an MRI scan, and the second is ultrasound imaging.

What is UroNav biopsy?

UroNav® prostate fusion biopsy is a diagnostic procedure for patients with suspected prostate cancer based on an elevated PSA screening test or abnormal prostate exam, or for those who have received a previous negative prostate biopsy and have continued suspicioun for this condition in the past.

How is fusion biopsy done?

A fusion guided prostate biopsy utilizes pre-biopsy MRI images of the prostate simultaneously during an ultrasound-guided biopsy. Patients first undergo a MRI of the prostate, to identify any suspicious areas. Patients then have an ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy.

How long does it take to heal after a prostate biopsy?

A patient may take about four to six weeks or even more recover after a prostate biopsy. The recovery process after biopsy usually depends on the patient’s health and age. Doctors may recommend only light activities for 24-48 hours after a prostate biopsy.

When should a man get a prostate biopsy?

Your doctor may recommend a prostate biopsy if: A PSA test shows levels higher than normal for your age. Your doctor finds lumps or other abnormalities during a digital rectal exam. You’ve had a previous biopsy with a normal result, but you still have elevated PSA levels.

What is UroNav protocol?

The UroNav fuses the MRI and Ultrasound images to help physicians see suspicious areas in real-time. It also helps the physician by assisting with their needle biopsy path. Targeted biopsies may help to detect aggressive tumors that could have been missed with a blind biopsy.

What is UroNav MRI?

The UroNav Fusion Biopsy System fuses pre-biopsy magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided 3-D images in real time, allowing for excellent imaging of the prostate and any abnormal changes (lesions) that may or may not be cancerous.

Is a fusion biopsy painful?

Although analgesia and anesthesia methods used today decreased pain significantly, patients continue to experience some pain ( 7 , 8 ). Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MpMRI)-guided fusion prostate biopsy (FPB) has recently emerged as a popular technique with the aid of technological advancements.