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18 June 2016

Hashim Ahmed presents PROMIS trial on MRI before Prostate Biopsy

The large PROMIS trial led by Hashim Ahmed has shown that
– a traditional transrectal biopsy is not very accurate in diagnosing significant prostate cancer
– using an MRI before biopsy can allow men to safely avoid a biopsy if the MRI is not suspicious
– MRI before biopsy can vastly improve the detection of important prostate cancer

These results are level 1b evidence which means they are robust enough to change practice across the board.