Let me recap for you... We had an mpMRI done last month with an overall 4/5 suspicion ( also 5/5 for the DWI , which has been shown to correlate with gleason score)… While the MRI doesn't prove anything... the biopsy does not disprove anything either . If the MRI AND the biopsy were in alignment, I would feel better about this. But they are not, therefore, we are going to continue to pursue this.
The biopsy results did provide us with some relief... but forgive me if we are not 100% convinced.
We look forward to an appointment with Dr. Scholz in 2 weeks. Until then, biopsy slides are going to Dr. Epstein.
You have demonstrated a determination to investigate thoroughly. Therefore, the following is offered.
It is routinely advised here to receive a second opinion on biopsy results from the widely recognized experts.
It is also possible to receive a second opinion on MRI results.
I am an advocate of 3T multi-parametric MRI before first biopsy, but only from a recognized expert. When I was seeking same for my high PSA condition, my research convinced me that an expert analysis could only be received in a very small number of
locations where the true experts practice. In November 2017, I flew from the west coast to Chattanooga, TN, to benefit from the expertise of Dr. Joseph Busch. At that time, he was doing second opinions for a fee.
I went back and read your earlier thread where the text of your husband's MRI report was given.
1. There was a notation - Quality: Motion artifact mildly degrades the examination.
2. The only name on the report was Haatal Dave, MD. INTERNET searches revealed some information about
her, but nothing that would attribute status as an expert.