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      Since the time we observed and then reported that PCa detection was significantly greater when biopsy had been performed using end-fire probes, we have emphasized in our courses and resident/fellow teaching that the side-fire probe tends to aim the biopsy needle tangentially, often missing cancer in the anterior prostate and “very apex.” To overcome this, when using the side-fire probe since that time, we intentionally torque the probe to ensure that these areas are included in the biopsy sample.
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