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The need for standardization of reporting in prostate MRI

MRI has become an established tool in the diagnosis, management and treatment of localized prostate cancer. However, standardized guidelines on reporting prostate MRI have not yet been developed. A recent consensus study proposes a certification framework for reporting prostate MRI in the UK.

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B.J.W. and B.T. receive royalties from NIH (indirectly from Philips) for intellectual property license agreements between NIH and Philips on related technologies. NIH has patents and intellectual property in the field, with B.J.W. and B.T. as inventors. NIH has cooperative research and development agreements with Philips, Siemens, Canon Medical, Boston Scientific, Celsion Corp, Xact Robotics, NVIDIA and research agreements with Angiodynamics, ArciTrax and Exact Imaging.

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Turkbey, B., Wood, B.J. The need for standardization of reporting in prostate MRI. Nat Rev Urol 18, 195–196 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41585-021-00425-9

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