Year : 2019 | Volume
: 26 | Issue : 1 | Page : 31--36
Accuracy of transrectal strain elastography in detection of prostate cancer
Mangal Subhash Mahajan, Anish Choudhary, Dsouza John, Priscilla C Joshi
Department of Radiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Background: Elastography has emerged as a boon in aiding diagnosis of various neoplastic conditions. Strain elastography helps in differentiating hard lesions from the normal tissue on a real-time basis and targeting biopsies of the same described by other authors in various conditions. We assess a series of cases for the detection of prostate cancer using strain elastography of prostate.
Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of transrectal strain elastography in diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Materials and Methods: This is an observational cross-sectional, prospective study. Transrectal strain elastography was performed using a C-10 3 v endocavity probe with elastography software and was compared against biopsy results on 25 adult male patients with raised prostate-specific antigen levels. Statistical significance of qualitative data across two study groups was tested using the Chi-square test or Fisher's exact test. The entire data were analyzed using SPSS version 16.0, Inc., Chicago, software for Microsoft Windows.
Results: Ten (40%) out of 25 patients demonstrated carcinoma prostate, 14 patients had benign prostatic hyperplasia, and 1 had prostatic abscess. Transrectal real-time elastography scores in patients with carcinoma patient were higher than those of benign conditions, i.e., 3 and 4 scores with accuracy of 92%, sensitivity of 85.7%, and specificity of 94.4%.
Conclusions: The overall accuracy of strain elastography was 92%, which enhanced the diagnostic yield in prostate carcinoma. Real-time strain elastography is a highly sensitive and specific technique for diagnosing prostatic carcinoma and guiding the prostate biopsy.
Dr. Mangal Subhash Mahajan
Department of Radiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune.Satara Road, Dhankawadi, Pune - 411 043, Maharashtra
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Mahajan MS, Choudhary A, John D, Joshi PC. Accuracy of transrectal strain elastography in detection of prostate cancer.West Afr J Radiol 2019;26:31-36
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Mahajan MS, Choudhary A, John D, Joshi PC. Accuracy of transrectal strain elastography in detection of prostate cancer. West Afr J Radiol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Feb 17 ];26:31-36
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