ISSN 2149-3235 | E-ISSN 2149-3057
PI-RADS v2: Current standing and future outlook
1 Molecular Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA  
Turk J Urol 2018; 44: 189-194
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2018.12144
Key Words: Biopsy; magnetic resonance imaging; prostate cancer


The Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) was created in 2012 to establish standardization in prostate multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) acquisition, interpretation, and reporting. In hopes of improving upon some of the PI-RADS v1 shortcomings, the PI-RADS Steering Committee released PI-RADS v2 in 2015. This paper reviews the accuracy, interobserver agreement, and clinical outcomes of PI-RADS v2 and comments on the limitations of the current literature. Overall, PI-RADS v2 shows improved sensitivity and similar specificity compared to PI-RADS v1. However, concerns exist regarding interobserver agreement and the heterogeneity of the study methodology.


Cite this article as: Smith CP, Türkbey B. PI-RADS v2: Current standing and future outlook. Turk J Urol 2018; 44(3): 189-94.

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