A new alternative in prostate cancer diagnosis
At Central Maine Imaging Center, we now offer a new alternative in diagnosing new and recurrent prostate cancers. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate MRI allows for early detection of prostate cancer or abnormalities. By choosing Central Maine Imaging Center, you can feel confident that you are receiving high-quality care.
What is Prostate MRI?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the safest, most comfortable imaging techniques available. An MRI combines a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves to produce accurate, detailed pictures of organs and tissues.
Prostate MRI uses computer-aided detection (CAD) to pinpoint specific areas within the prostate gland that are suspicious and may require further evaluation.
Who is a Candidate for Prostate MRI?
Prostate MRI is an effective diagnostic tool for men with:
- Elevated or rising Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA)
- One or more negative Transrectal Ultrasound-guided (TRUS) biopsies
- Positive Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) with negative TRUS biopsy