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SAR Prostate Cancer DFP



The SAR Prostate Cancer Disease-Focused Panel will collaborate with urologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists and other groups to improve the care of patients with known or suspected prostate cancer through the clinical incorporation of optimized imaging techniques for prostate cancer detection, staging and treatment.



1. Establish a formal collaboration with the AUA (American Urological Association) to produce a joint statement incorporating prostate MRI into clinical guidelines.

2. Create educational materials for radiologists and urologists in imaging of prostate cancer.


SAR Prostate Cancer Disease-Focused Panel Members:

Sandeep Arora, MD – Chair of Social Media Subcommittee

Jelle Barentsz, MD, PhD*

Tharak Bathala, MD

Leonardo Bittencourt, MD, PhD – Liaison to Central

and South American Abdominal Radiology Societies

David Casalino, MD

Silvia Chang, MD, FRCPC, FSAR – Co-Chair of Education Subcommittee

Peter Choyke, MD*

Fergus Coakley, MD*

Steven Eberhardt, MD – Chair of Clinical Practice Subcommittee               

Adam Froemming, MD – Co-Chair of Education Subcommittee

Jurgen Futterer, MD, PhD – Liaison to ESUR

Lori Mankowski Gettle, MD, MBA – Chair of Website Subcommitee

Sangeet Ghai, MD – Liaison to SIR

Rajan Gupta, MD – Liaison to ACR and PI-RADS Committee

Masoom Haider, MD*

Mukesh Harisinghani, MD*


Thomas Hope, MD – Liaison to SNMMI

Chan Kyo Kim, MD – Liaison to ASAR

Chandana Lall, MD

Daniel Margolis, MD Co-Chair

Leonard Marks, MD – Consultant Urologist

Aytekin Oto, MD*

Rosaleen Parsons, MD

Nayana Patel, MD

Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD – Emeritus Chair

Benjamin Spilseth, MD – Liaison to Patient Advocacy and Support Societies

Varaha Tamisetti, MD – Director of Online Case-based Education             

Ismail Baris Turkbey, MD Co-Chair

Alberto Vargas, MD*

Sadhna Verma, MD – Emeritus Chair

Antonio Westphalen, MD, PhD – Chair of Clinical Trials Subcommittee

Jinxing Yu, MD – Liaison to AUA

Ronald Zagoria, MD, FACR*



*Senior Advisor


Consultant Urologists:

Leonard Marks, MD, primary  

  1. Prostate cancer experts
  2. Active in American Urological Association, Endourology and Society of Urologic Oncology
          Preliminary work in contacting liaisons at the AUA to ensure interest and
          feasibility of this project has been done.

Leadership team:

Daniel Margolis, MD, Co-Chair  |  Ismail Baris Turkbey, MD, Co-Chair


The DFP will be organized by Subcommittees as follows:

  1. Clinical practice subcommittee chair: Steven Eberhardt, MD
  2. Education subcommittee co-chairs: Adam Froemming, MD and Silvia Chang, MD
  3. Clinical trials subcommittee chair: Antonio Westphalen, MD 
    The role of this liaison will be to inform and involve the prostate DFP members in any multi-institutional prostate cancer imaging trials.
  4. Social media subcommittee chair: Sandeep Arora, MD 
  5. Website subcommittee chair: Lori Mankowski Gettle, MD  
  6. Online case-based education director: Varaha Tamisetti, MD
  7. Liaison for ACR PIRADS steering committee: Rajan Gupta, MD
  8. Liaison for ESUR and ECR: Jurgen Futterer, MD
  9. Liaison to AUA: Jinxing Yu, MD
  10. Liaison to ASAR: Chan Kyo Kim, MD
  11. Liaison to Central and South American Abdominal Radiology Societies: Leonardo Bittencourt, MD
  12. Liaison to SNMMI: Thomas Hope, MD
  13. Liaison to SIR: Sangeet Ghai, MD
  14. Liaison to patient advocacy and support societies: Benjamin Spilseth, MD 

UPDATE (2/1/2016):

- An initial draft of a joint white between the DFP and the AUA regarding prostate MRI in the negative-biopsy population has been completed and is currently in the review process.


- The prostate MRI special focus issue of Abdominal Radiology, under the direction of DFP member Adam Froemming, has been completed and will be published soon.

Member Resources 

Information for patients: 

RadiologyInfo MRI of the Prostate (web version)


RadiologyInfo MRI of the Prostate (PDF version)


American College of Radiology PI-RADS v2: 


Check out our Twitter page 


Prostate MRI Review Articles:

Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Ultrasound Fusion Targeted Biopsy: A Systematic Review. Valerio M et al. European Urology 2014.

Comparison of MR/ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy with ultrasound-guided biopsy for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Siddiqui MM et al. JAMA 2015.

Advancements in MR imaging of the prostate: from diagnosis to interventions. Bonekamp D et al. Radiographics 2011.

MR Imaging-Transrectal US Fusion for Targeted Prostate Biopsies: Implications for Diagnosis and Clinical Management. Costa DN et al. Radiographics 2015.

Prostate cancer: multiparametric MR imaging for detection, localization, and staging. Hoeks CM et al. Radiology 2011.

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