About the Prostate Diagnostic Center
The Jefferson Prostate Diagnostic Center is a collaborative effort among the Departments of Urology, Radiology and Pathology to provide state-of-the-art prostate imaging and biopsy services utilizing the latest technologies that improve diagnostic accuracy and add prognostic information for prostate cancer patients.
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 the 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.