A New Alternative in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, after skin cancer. But we’re committed to make sure it’s not one of the most common undetected cancers.
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.
Are you a candidate for Prostate MRI?
Prostate MRI is an effective diagnostic tool if you have:
- 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
- Needs a prostate biopsy—prostate MRI fuses with ultrasound-guided biopsy to provide precise targeting and reduce the number of biopsy samples needed for accurate diagnosis
What is 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. Prostate MRI uses computer-aided detection (CAD) to pinpoint specific areas within the prostate gland that are suspicious and may require further evaluation.