Dr Thomas Dean
Urological Surgeon

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MRI data presentation to Urology Society meeting wins award

MRI data wins presentation
Dr Handmer with Dr Nestor Lalak, the incoming chairman of the NSW Training, Accreditation, and Education Committee (TAE).

In November 2017 Dr Marcus Handmer presented my data to the NSW section of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand annual meeting. Over a five year period 343 patients underwent prostate MRI. Biopsy was performed in 202. Cancer was diagnosed in 101. The take home message was that significant cancer was diagnosed in 15% of patients whose MRI showed no sign of cancer. This means that biopsy should be considered in selected cases with a normal MRI. Marcus handled very well numerous tricky questions from the audience which was a factor in his winning the George Schnitzler prise for the best presentation.