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Four years ago I had an MRI done with a program called VividLook from a company called iCad. You can read my story at "Joe H" on this site if you like but the summary is that after three years of AS and three TRUS biopsies my PSA continued to rise and the biopsies failed to determine the true cause. In 2011, I had an MRI with VividLook and MRI film clearly showed a tumor which the TRUS biopsies failed to find. Using the MRI films, my uro easily easily was able sample all areas of the tumor and it was found to be a GS 8 tumor. You can google "VividLook" for more information or feel free to contact me via email.
Glad things are going well. Currently I am unable to locate any facilities in MA. using the advanced diagnostics for initial biopsy. Dr Scionti had used ultrasound/MRI fusion for diagnostics, but has moved onto his practice in Florida. My urologist suggested a biopsy. Said I fit profile for routine biopsy. Over 60, PSA 4.5. He said they used to refer difficult diagnosis for his advanced imaging. He said they sometimes take more samples than the usual 12. I have biopsy scheduled in 3 weeks. .
The advanced diagnostics I researched was called Artemis and Targetscan. Still unsure of decision. Guess I am still wearing 2 watches. Thanks, Bob