4th International Workshop on Diagnostic and Interventional Prostate MRI
April 11th- 12th, Paris, France
François Cornud, M.D., Hôpital Cochin, Department of Radiology (Pr Legmann),
Teaching course program of Paris Descartes University on Prostate MRI
Lectures (40%) and hands-on practical cases on workstations (60%).
Interactive voting system.
Objectives of the workshop: to handle the PI-RADS score
The use of prostate MRI is expanding, as demonstrated by the growing evidence of its clinical utility. However, prostate MRI remains difficult to handle for detecting tumor foci of PCa, assigning a PIRADS category to visible lesions, assessing tumor local extent or detecting tumor local recurrence after radical treatment.
Potential issues may be related to technical problems during image acquisition, or to the limitations of the score itself, especially in the assignment of a score of 3 or 4. The aim of the workshop is to address all these issues.
Attention has been paid to several specific features:
The availability of workstations allowing for a true-life interpretation of numerous prostate cases, with all clinical and biological available for interpretation. The cases will then be commented by the experts.
The correlation with the histology of whole mount radical prostatectomy specimens, an invaluable source of information on the MRI appearance of cancers difficult to detect by MRI.
A question-and-answer electronic voting system that will evaluate the learning curve throughout the workshop, ensuring high interactivity and allowing for exchanges with experts. The format of the workshop allows it because it is limited to 40 people.
At the end of this day, participants will know :
- How to accurately use the PIRADS 2018 version v2.1
- Why prostate MRI before biopsy is recommended
- Why targeted biopsies only may become a standard of care
- Where to look for signs of tumor extra-prostatic extension to discuss the therapeutic option
- The value of DWI to estimate tumor aggressiveness, by correlating the ADC map with the Gleason score.
- How to detect local recurrence after radical treatment
- The different techniques of MR-guided focal therapy.