Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Pituitary Adenoma Detection in Patients with Hyperprolactinemia: Clinical Utility, Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : June 30, 2016)
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  1. What is the clinical utility of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for tumour detection in patients presenting with hyperprolactinemia?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of using MRI for tumour detection in patients presenting with hyperprolactinemia?

  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding appropriate indications and clinical criteria for conducting MRI screening on patients presenting with hyperprolactinemia?

  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the clinical evaluation and diagnostic assessment of patients presenting with hyperprolactinemia?


Key Message

One non-randomized study was identified regarding the clinical utility of using MRI for tumour detection in patients presenting with hyperprolactinemia. In addition, two evidence-based guidelines were identified relating to the appropriate clinical evaluation and diagnostic assessment of patients presenting with hyperprolactinemia.