The Pitch-Neutral Technique for TRUS-guided Systematic Prostate Biopsy

We developed a teachable and learnable technique to spread prostate biopsy cores evenly following a 12-core systematic transrectal biopsy template in a simulated left lateral decubitus patient while using a freehand transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) side-fire probe using a mixed-reality simulator.

Zhang Z*, Lampotang S*, Yu Y, Acar Y, Wakim J, Mei V, Ahmad AE, Shenot P, Lee J, Perlis N, Moy L, Johnson WT, DeStephens A, Bigos AK, Lizdas DE, Stringer T. Attitude is everything: Keep probe pitch neutral during side-fire prostate biopsy. A simulator study, Accepted for publication 4/27/21 by British Journal of Urology International – *co-first authors
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33961325/

Pitch-Neutral Technique for Side-Fire, TRUS sPBx on a Simulator with Patient in Left Lateral Decubitus Position