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 during 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.
Insight Imaging in Arizona now offers Prostate MRI to assist providers in identifying suspicious areas of the prostate in patients with elevated or rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA).
The Prostate MRI Experience.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI or MR) is one of the safest, most comfortable imaging techniques available. 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.
If you have not had an MRI exam before, chances are you have questions about what to expect. Here, you’ll find information on how to prepare and what to expect during and after your exam.