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Table 1 Diagnostic strategies evaluated in the model

From: Cost-effectiveness of MRI targeted biopsy strategies for diagnosing prostate cancer in Singapore

Strategy Diagnostic pathway
Strategy 1 MRI targeted biopsy
Strategy 2 MRI targeted biopsy ➔ Systematic biopsy
Strategy 3 MRI targeted biopsy ➔ Saturation biopsy
Strategy 4 MRI targeted biopsy ➔ Systematic biopsy ➔ Saturation biopsy
Strategy 5 Systematic biopsy ➔ MRI targeted biopsy
Strategy 6 Systematic biopsy ➔ MRI targeted biopsy ➔ Saturation biopsy
  1. Abbreviation: MRI magnetic resonance imaging
  2. Note:
  3. 1. MRI targeted biopsy refers to the administration of MRI targeted biopsy combined with systematic biopsy following a positive mpMRI.
  4. 2. Arrow (➔) refers to next sequence of diagnostic test following a negative biopsy result.