See Prostate Cancer Before You Treat It.

Introducing Prostate MRI.

Inadequate diagnostic tools have resulted in millions of unnecessary prostate biopsies and inappropriate treatment recommendations, which can cause more harm than good. With prostate MRI, a new approach to prostate cancer is possible.

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What is Prostate MRI?

Conventional imaging exams used in prostate cancer detection and treatment are unable to produce clear images of the prostate gland. The inability to see prostate cancer means many diagnoses are made with a degree of uncertainty. Unfortunately, this current standard of care has subjected too many men to numerous unnecessary biopsies and the harms of overtreatment, like infection, impotence and incontinence.

Now, an innovative prostate imaging technique called multiparametric MRI allows physicians to identify prostate cancers and gather information about them before a biopsy. These capabilities have the potential to transform the medical community’s approach to prostate cancer into a much more patient-friendly affair.

What are the benefits of Prostate MRI?

Prostate MRI means better detection and treatment

Using a series of specific techniques performed with high-field MRI, physicians can visualize the prostate gland in different ways to produce valuable information about potential cancers.

With this information, physicians can:

  • Precisely locate clinically-significant tumors within the prostate gland.
  • Measure the extent of a tumor, or how far it has spread.
  • Estimate Gleason score, which can help to predict how quickly a tumor will grow.
  • Perform targeted biopsy, which requires fewer needles and results in higher cancer yields than conventional blind biopsy.

Who is a candidate for prostate MRI?

As ongoing research provides additional validation points supporting the use of prostate MRI, it is likely to gain widespread traction in clinical settings. For now, candidates for prostate MRI include:

  • Patients with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels greater than 4.
  • Patients with negative TRUS biopsy results who continue to experience persistent, unexplained risk factors.

Talk with your physician to learn more about prostate cancer risk and which prostate imaging services are appropriate for you.

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