Turkish Journal of Urology
UROONCOLOGY - Mini Review

Biparametric magnetic resonance imaging in the surveillance of testicular tumors following radical orchiectomy

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Division of Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

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Department of Radiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Radiology Buffalo, NY, USA

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Division of Radiology, Saint Maria Hospital of Terni, Terni, Italy

Turk J Urol 2020; 46: 436-441
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2020.20353
Read: 80 Downloads: 29 Published: 09 October 2020

Computed tomography has been considered the preferred imaging modality for the surveillance of patients with testicular tumors (TTs) following radical orchiectomy. However, because of the concerns of frequent radiation exposure and intravenous iodinated contrast, biparametric magnetic resonance imaging (bpMRI) is a valid and safer alternative in the surveillance of patients with TT, instead of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging. In this review article, we propose a protocol algorithm that utilizes bpMRI in the evaluation of patients after radical orchiectomy for TTs.

Cite this article as: Scialpi M, Improta A, Carpini DD, Tonto M, Nicola R, Mancioli F. Biparametric magnetic resonance imaging in the surveillance of testicular tumors following radical orchiectomy. Turk J Urol 2020; 46(6): 436-41.

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