Prostate screening with mpMRI
When a man is suspected of having prostate cancer, as a result of a rise in PSA, positive digital rectal exam or urinary symptoms, we at Imaging Healthcare Specialists believe in “imaging before biopsy.” This means getting a multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) scan of the prostate to identify areas that might be suspicious for clinically significant cancer.
The American Urological Association now recommends mpMRI before a prostate biopsy. If low grade prostate cancer is detected, mpMRI can also be used for “active surveillance” to monitor the progression of the disease.
Purchase a bottle of Magnesium Citrate at pharmacy, one size and drink at 4:00pm night before.
NPO from midnight on or 6 hours prior, but drink plenty of water or Gatorade
Prostate MRIs are done at our GT, Encinitas and Tri City locations. This can be covered by insurance but we also offer it at a cash price of $575.