MRI Guided transperineal biopsy

02 Oct 2013

Australia's first targeted safe biopsy of the prostate. Prof Stricker is amongst the first in Australia to pursue transperineal MRI ultrasound-fusion guided biopsy into the prostate. This uses advances in MRI imaging, fused with ultrasound. He recently confirmed that this was the safest biospy technique.

Prof Stricker went on to say that the MRI ultrasound-fusion guided biopsy minimised the risk of infection, improved the accuracy of sampling and minimised the number of biopsy cores required to establish a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Prof Stricker has now been trialling the technique for six months and now offers it as a standard of care to all his patients.

About Phillip

Phillip is the Chairman of the Department of Urology, St Vincent's Private Hospital and Clinic since 2003, and a Director of the St Vincent's Prostate Cancer Centre.

The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre in New South Wales recently appointed him as clinical director. He is also a member of the National Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Philip is currently the highest volume robotic surgeon in Australasia

He is perhaps best known for his work developing nerve sparing techniques to help patients maximise potency