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HTA - 09/146/01

Systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and enhanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques in aiding the localisation of prostate abnormalities for biopsy

Project title: Systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and enhanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques in aiding the localisation of prostate abnormalities for biopsy

Call to action: 09/146 Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and enhanced MRI techniques in aiding the localisation of prostate abnormalities for biopsy

Research type: Evidence Synthesis

Chief investigator: Ms Pawana Sharma

Lead Author: Mr Graham Mowatt

Contractor: University of Aberdeen

Co-investigators: Mr Graham Mowatt, Ms Pawana Sharma.

Started: September 2010 | Status: Published May 2013

Study assessing the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in aiding the localisation of prostate abnormalities for biopsy found that MRS had higher sensitivity and specificity than T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (T2-MRI) but produced no definitive conclusions on the cost-effectiveness of using different MRS/MRI sequences.

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