Category Archives: Diagnosis

Ask Dr. Barken – C-Reactive Protein

The following question is for the Ask Dr Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 6pm Pacific Time.  Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the program. Question of the week:   What is C-Reactive Protein?  When should you use it as a marker? … Continue reading

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Multi Parametric MRI- Combidex and Ferumoxytol with Dr. J. Barentsz

Question: Although my bone scan and CT scan are negative, my PSA is rising after surgery.  What tests can I do to find out if I have prostate cancer in the lymph nodes? 1.  Dr. Barken will discuss strategies to … Continue reading

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Duke Bahn M.D. – Color Doppler Ultrasound: Its Diagnostic Impact on Patient Care

Dr. Duke Bahn explains Color Doppler Ultrasound and how is it used for Diagnosis, Biopsy, Active Surveillance and Recurrent Disease, in a presentation at a recent PCRI meeting of radiology experts. Dr. Duke Bahn Phone number: 805-585-3082 or toll free at 888-234-0004. For … Continue reading

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Role of Multi-Parametric MRI in diagnosis, pre-operative planning, active surveillance monitoring and defining recurrent disease.

This week we have a lecture by Dr. Dan Margolis from UCLA who explains Multi Parametric MRI and how is it used for Diagnosis, Biopsy, Active Surveillance , Recurrent Disease and Metastatic Disease.  This presentation was given by Dr. Margolis during a recent … Continue reading

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Advice to a Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patient

It is initially devastating for a patient to hear his doctor tell him that he has prostate cancer. As Dr. Barken likes to tell patients: “”Prostate cancer is not a death sentence – it’s a declaration of war!”. In this … Continue reading

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MultiParametric MRI and MRI Guided Biopsy

Multi- Parametric MRI- ( See VIDEO below these slides) Robert Princenthal, M.D., Rolling Oaks Radiology, Thousand Oaks, CA.

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