Prostate Diagnostic Center
The Jefferson Diagnostic Prostate Center is a collaborative effort among the departments of urology, radiology and pathology to provide state-of-the-art prostate imaging and biopsy services. The center is involved in numerous clinical trials to evaluate the latest technology for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Color Doppler ultrasound units are used for imaging of blood flow. Power Doppler is a newer and even more sensitive technique for imaging flow within small vessels. The recently-developed technology of 3-D ultrasound is also used for better anatomic visualization of the prostate. Radiologists, urologists and pathologists collaborate for consultation with referring physicians and the provision of radiology and pathology reports in a timely fashion.