Transperineal MRI-US fusion targeted prostate biopsy
This procedure uses ultrasound and MRI scans to accurately take a biopsy sample from the prostate gland, which can then be checked for cancer and cancer staging.
Who can have a Transperineal MRI fusion targeted prostate biopsy?
The procedure is most commonly carried out on men with suspected prostate cancer, often following a raised PSA result. It can also be a useful and accurate test to find out if cancerous cells have changed, if there is a pre-existing cancer.
What does a Transperineal MRI fusion targeted prostate biopsy involve?
During the procedure, your surgeon will place an ultrasound probe into your bottom allowing your surgeon to see your prostate. The surgeon will then layer an image previously taken via MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) over the live ultrasound image, enabling biopsy samples to be taken accurately from the areas of the prostate gland that look abnormal.
By using both the ultrasound and MRI scan together, your surgeon can be more precise and targeted when collecting the biopsy. This targeted approach means that less samples need to be taken and you’re also less likely to experience side-effects compared with other techniques for collecting prostate biopsies. Additional biopsies are also taken of other areas to double check the MRI has not missed anything.
The procedure takes around 20-30 minutes, of which you will be under general anaesthetic or deep sedation. The procedure can also be done under pure local anaesthetic as well if you choose.
What is the recovery period?
The recovery period for a transperineal MRI fusion targeted prostate biopsy depends on various factors, including your age.
Usually, you will only need to stay in hospital for one night whilst you recover. Our dedicated urology specialist nurse will work with you closely after your operation to make sure you recover as quickly as possible.
As well as working with all major insurance companies, we also welcome patients who wish to pay for themselves. We offer a range of self-pay package options, including:
- Hospital Packages: these are flexible packages that group standard diagnostics and the procedure into one clear price. Consultant and anaesthetist fees are separate, and any other addition to your treatment is billed separately.
- Fixed Price Packages: these are comprehensive, all-inclusive packages that group everything you may need for treatment into one clear price. All of our Fixed Price Packages include pre-admission tests, procedure, professional fees, post-op outpatient care and any other consultant-recommended services as part of your treatment.
Below is an outline of our self-pay Fixed Price Package.
Fixed Price Package: £5,825
- Consultant’s surgeon and consultant anaesthetist professional fees.
- One follow-up consultation with consultant within post-op timeframe.
- Pre-admission outpatient tests, which includes standard pathology and diagnostic tests (ECG & Chest X-ray), if required.
- Recovery and accommodation which includes a stay in a private en-suite room.
- Ward medications, dressings, and nursing consumables.
- Theatre procedure, including anaesthetic drugs and theatre consumables.
- Standard post–op medication issued and used during the inpatient stay.
- Inpatient physiotherapy, pathology, histology, and surgical stockings, if required.
- Discharge medication pertaining to the condition being treated by this package.
- All patient meals and non-alcoholic beverages (light meals for daycases).
- Post- op x-rays and physiotherapy pertaining to the procedure within 2 weeks.
- Return to theatres within 2 weeks of the procedure date due to complication.
- Take out supplies.
- Companion beds and catering for relatives / visitors.
- Personal expenses – telephone calls, additional catering, ambulances, etc…