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A New Alternative in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer that affects American men, after skin cancer. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer Prostate MRI Imaging in CTduring his lifetime compared to one in eight women who will develop breast cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death behind lung cancer; one in 35 men will die of the disease. Yet, some men live each day not knowing whether they have prostate cancer because of inconclusive results. For these men, there’s a new option: Prostate MRI.

What is a Prostate MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the safest, most comfortable imaging techniques available, combining a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves to produce accurate, detailed, pictures of organs and tissues.

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Prostate MRI uses computer-aided detection (CAD) to pinpoint specific areas within the prostate gland that are suspicious and may require further evaluation. MRI CAD can help to pinpoint suspicious areas within the prostate.

Who is a Candidate for a Prostate MRI?

Prostate MRI is an effective diagnostic tool for men with:

  • Elevated or rising Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) and at least one negative Transrectal Ultrasound-guided (TRUS) biopsy
  • Positive Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) and negative TRUS biopsy
  • Prostate cancer diagnosis - to provide accurate staging and guide treatment options or assess disease progression
  • Prostate cancer - to assess recurrences following radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy

The Midstate Experience

What differentiates our center from others is that we use a lightweight multi-channel surface coil (that rests on top of the pelvis) and NOT an internal coil that is inserted within the rectum. We then use magnetic resonance imaging, which is one of the safest and most comfortable imaging techniques. It combines a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves to produce accurate, detailed pictures of organs and tissues to diagnose a variety of medical conditions.

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