The advantages of prostate MRI
MRI allows doctors to better visualize the entire prostate gland. This can help to rule out the need for a biopsy, or if one is needed, it can ensure that biopsies are taken from the most suspicious areas—and not just randomly.
At Imaging Healthcare Specialists, our advanced MRI systems provide exceptionally detailed images of soft tissue within the body, such as those of the prostate gland. Combined with our expertise in interpreting prostate MRI exams, this test can help detect or rule out suspected cancer, determine cancer stage, conclude whether the cancer is contained, and help you and your doctor determine an appropriate course of treatment. We can also detect other, non-cancerous diseases of the prostate, such as prostatitis (infection) or BPH (enlargement).
Prostate MRI is safe, accurate and painless, and has been shown to identify cancer in more than 50% of men whose initial biopsy was negative.