A practical primer on PI-RADS version 2: a pictorial essay

Gary Lloyd Horn, Peter Florin Hahn, Shahin Tabatabaei, Mukesh Harisinghani

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Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging has become an established method for evaluating the prostate for clinically significant prostate adenocarcinoma. Criteria have been developed for categorizing MRI findings, the most frequently used of which is the PI-RADS system. The PI-RADS V2 document provides separate image interpretation and clinical grading sections. Within this article we give an overview of the integrated, algorithmic way, we approach prostate MRI, show images corresponding to each PI-RADS category, and provide several illustrative cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)899-906
Number of pages8
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Prostate
  • Prostatic neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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