Erased charcoal sign (prostate cancer)

The erased charcoal sign describes the typical appearance of focal prostate cancer in the transition zone characterized as homogeneous hypointensity on T2WI with ill-defined borders, akin to a charcoal pencil drawing smudged with an eraser, often with a lenticular or waterdrop-like shape.

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Article information

rID: 58886
System: Urogenital
Section: Signs
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Erased charcoal sign in prostate cancer

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