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Diagnostic Center for Disease: Prostate Biopsy Spreads Prostate Cancer Cells
Date:2/19/2008

r more regardless of the treatment rendered. In a 2 billion dollar prostate biopsy industry, the phenomenon of "needle tracking" takes place approximately 20-30 percent of the time. This coincides with the frequency that ultrasound and biopsy encounters a cancer, suggesting that 70- 80 percent of biopsies are performed unnecessarily.

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A recent evaluation of data from patients with a positive MRI-S scan at the Diagnostic Center for Disease(TM) found 75 percent of biopsies performed yielded a cancer, allowing men without cancer to avoid a biopsy procedure. This is a quantum leap from the blind biopsy approach enabling the potential savings of millions of dollars to the healthcare industry. The secret to success involved the use of a 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Spectroscopy scan (MRI -S) which predicted and confirmed the presence of prostate cancer. This technology, featured at the Diagnostic Center for Disease(TM), represents the most sensitive and specific diagnostic modality for the prostate evaluation in the world, replacing substandard scanning procedures like PET scan, CAT scan and Prostascint scans. The MRI -S at 3.0 Tesla allows imaging of the entire prostate, thereby, creating a roadmap; thereby, allowing selective targeting of specific areas of interest for biopsy when indicated. In many cases, a biopsy is not recommended at all as no cancer is found. Furthermore, this methodology allows for fewer biopsies versus the "shot in the dark" 12-24 core biopsy approach or the saturation biopsy, thereby minimizing risk to the patient in the event a lesion is isolated, a specific protocol is implemented to prevent cells from proliferating; in effect
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