[Diagnostic imaging in the staging of prostate cancer]

The Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU)
Record ID 32013000341
Swedish
Authors' recomendations: Current evidence does not support the routine use of the more advanced diagnostic imaging methods in place of ultrasound-guided tissue sampling when investigating suspected prostate cancer. Higher quality studies are needed to investigate the reliability of diagnostic imaging techniques. This technical information is needed to allow the clinical efficacy of diagnostic imaging techniques to be better assessed in the future. To be able to assess patients' survival and quality of life, as well as the cost-effectiveness of the imaging diagnostic techniques, long-term studies that examine both diagnostic methods and treatments are required. http://sbu.se/upload/Publikationer/Content0/3/Diagnostic_imaging_suspected_prostate_cancer_201401.pdf
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
URL for published report: http://www.sbu.se/201404e
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Sweden
MeSH Terms
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Staging
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