Tissue Journey

Why does it take a few days to receive the results?

No medical caregiver wants to leave their patients waiting for long. Your results take some time because rendering a diagnosis is a coordinated effort that takes place over the course of four stages in three different locations.

Tissue Journey

The Tissue Journey 

At the Clinic

Biopsy

  • 12-14 samples are taken from different areas of the prostate samples are collected either through the rectum or perineum 

MRI Fusion Biopsy

  • use MRI and TRUS (transrectal ultrasound device) to ultrasound prostate and identify any areas of concern
  • creates 3D image of the prostate for specific targeting when taking biopsy samples
Tissue Journey Lab

In the Lab

After your biopsy, your tissue is sent to a laboratory for tissue processing. At this stage, the lab technicians chemically preserve your tissue and prepare it to be analyzed by a pathologist.

Tissue Journey Pathologist

Pathologist 

After your biopsy, your tissue is sent to a laboratory for tissue processing. At this stage, the lab technicians chemically preserve your tissue and prepare it to be analyzed by a pathologist.

Tissue in Clinic

Clinician 

Once your tissue has been analyzed by a pathologist, the results will be sent back to your clinician. This includes a detailed report designed to give your clinician insight into where any cancer is located allowing them to determine the best treatment for you.

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