Study concept and design: Siddiqui, Rais-Bahrami, Turkbey, George, Rothwax, Linehan, Merino, Wood, Pinto.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Siddiqui, Rais-Bahrami, Turkbey, George, Rothwax, Shakir, Okoro, Raskolnikov, Parnes, Linehan, Merino, Simon, Choyke, Wood, Pinto.
Drafting of the manuscript: Siddiqui, Rais-Bahrami, Turkbey, Wood.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Siddiqui, Rais-Bahrami, Turkbey, George, Rothwax, Shakir, Okoro, Raskolnikov, Parnes, Linehan, Merino, Simon, Choyke, Wood, Pinto.
Statistical analysis: Siddiqui, Turkbey, Simon, Wood.
Obtained funding: Linehan, Wood, Pinto.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Siddiqui, Rais-Bahrami, Turkbey, Rothwax, Shakir, Okoro, Raskolnikov, Linehan, Merino, Choyke, Wood, Pinto.
Study supervision: Rais-Bahrami, George, Parnes, Linehan, Choyke, Wood, Pinto.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Choyke and Dr Pinto reported holding a patent related to the MR/ultrasound fusion biopsy platform. Dr Wood reported holding multiple related patents in the field, including a method and system for performing biopsies, a system and method for fusing real-time ultrasound images with preacquired medical images, and others, and contributing to 3 invention reports related to prostate disease diagnosis and treatment.
Funding/Support: This research was supported by the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, and Center for Interventional Oncology. The NIH, Philips Healthcare, and Invivo have a cooperative research and development agreement. The NIH, Philips Healthcare, and Invivo share intellectual property in the field. This research was also made possible through the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program, a public-private partnership supported jointly by the NIH and generous contributions to the Foundation for the NIH from Pfizer, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as well as other private donors. For a complete list, visit the foundation website at http://www.fnih.org.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.