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    Prostate Tumor Volume & Density

    Measures prostate tumor volume and PSA density.
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    Use physical measurements and PSA to calculate tumor volume and density.

    cm
    cm
    cm
    ng/mL

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    Tumor volume is used, along with the Gleason Score, to prognosticate prostate cancer recurrence. Tumor density helps distinguish between BPH and prostate cancer, used to determine the need for biopsy.

    Formula

    Prostate volume in cc = L x W x H x π/6 [shape of ellipsoid]

    • L in cm
    • W in cm
    • H in cm

    Prostate density = PSA / Volume

    Dr. Robin T. Vollmer

    About the Creator

    Robin T. Vollmer, MD, MS, is an associate clinical professor and director of surgical pathology at the Durham Veterans Affairs Hospital. He is a board certified dermatopathologist and anatomic and clinical pathologist. Dr. Vollmer is also affiliated with the pathology department at Duke University Medical Center.

    To view Dr. Robin T. Vollmer's publications, visit PubMed