Therefore, just based in my experience, a fusion biopsy should be more reliable.
And on mine as well. I'd had a couple of other MRI's for a musculoskeletal problem, no contrast. Then the prostate MRI with a lap coil over my lower abdomen and contrast infused partway into the procedure.
Just recently I had a H&N MRI and CT which both also had the infusion partway thru ("with and without contrast"). My wife has followup CT's twice a year for her lymphoma and they always have her drink the lemony flavored stuff beforehand, and then infuse the IV contrast during the procedure.
I'm guessing there are different reasons for different conditions. But for me it was the fusion biopsy
that ultimately saved me from cancer. My original Uro simply told me that he "did not do MRI's", which is why I call my bloody, horrible first TRUS a "blind" biopsy.
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, Right Base, 2x40% + 2x100% G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 3 foci EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g gland 25% Gr4, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: started 18 months Lupron, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 AUS implanted, revised 6/17
8/17-10/17: RapidArc IMRT 39 tx (70 Gy), 4/18 Dx Radiation Colitis
1/18, 4/18, 7/18: PSA's 0.0, T=9