PI-RADS version 2.1: one small step for prostate MRI.

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Rajesh, A 
Rosenkrantz, AB 
Choyke, PL 
Turkbey, B 

Multiparametric (mp) prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is playing an increasingly prominent role in the diagnostic work-up of patients with suspected prostate cancer. Performing mpMRI before biopsy offers several advantages including biopsy avoidance under certain clinical circumstances and targeting biopsy of suspicious lesions to enable the correct diagnosis. The success of the technique is heavily dependent on high-quality image acquisition, interpretation, and report communication, all areas addressed by previous versions of the Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) recommendations. Numerous studies have validated the approach, but the widespread adoption of PI-RADS version 2 has also highlighted inconsistencies and limitations, particularly relating to interobserver variability for evaluation of the transition zone. These limitations are addressed in the recently released version 2.1. In this article, we highlight the key changes proposed in PI-RADS v2.1 and explore the background reasoning and evidence for the recommendations.

Aged, Humans, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Male, Middle Aged, Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neoplasm Staging, Prostatic Neoplasms, Radiology Information Systems, Sensitivity and Specificity
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Clin Radiol
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Elsevier BV