Int Urol Nephrol (2017) 49:1537–1544 DOI 10.1007/s11255-017-1642-7 UROLOGY - ORIGINAL PAPER From novice to expert: analyzing the learning curve for MRI‑transrectal ultrasonography fusion‑guided transrectal prostate biopsy 1 1 1 2 1 R. Mager · M. P. Brandt · H. Borgmann · K. M. Gust · A. Haferkamp · M. Kurosch Received: 5 April 2017 / Accepted: 19 June 2017 / Published online: 23 June 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 Abstract IQR 33–50 min) compared to groups B (25 min, IQR Purpose To investigate the learning curve of a novice in 23–29 min) and C (24 min, IQR 16–46 min) (p < 0.01). MRI/TRUS software fusion biopsy and to compare his Conclusions The present study revealed the individual results with the expert standard at our institution. learning curve of a novice in MRI/TRUS fusion biopsy and Methods Overall 126 MRI/TRUS fusion-guided transrectal demonstrated significant learning progress regarding tar - biopsies were performed using an electromagnetic track- geted biopsy detection quotient and biopsy time. ing ultrasonography platform. The learning progress of the novice was evaluated comparing his initial 42 procedures Keywords Prostate cancer · Targeted biopsy quotient · (group A) with his following 42 (group B). The institution’s Biopsy
International Urology and Nephrology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 23, 2017
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