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Prostate MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses radio frequency waves and a strong magnetic field rather than X-rays to provide remarkably clear and detailed pictures within a man’s prostate gland. It is used to evaluate the extent of prostate cancer and determine if the cancer has spread. MRI may also be used to help diagnose infection or enlarged prostate. Prostate MRI does not use ionizing radiation and it provides clearer and detailed images.

How Should You Prepare for Prostate MRI?

There is no need to alter your diet or medication prior to an MRI examination. Remove any metal items before the test. Let us know in advance if you have any implanted devices, pacemakers or metal clips in your body. An injection of contrast material will be used. Let your technologist known if you are allergic to contrast or if you have any serious health problems or recent surgery. Some conditions, such as sever kidney disease may require a blood test to determine whether your kidneys are functioning normally.

 

What to Expect During Your Prostate MRI

During your MRI you will lie motionless on a comfortable padded table. The table will slide into the MRI machine. During the MRI exam, you will hear loud thumping noises or knocking sounds while the magnet is working. If the noise from the machine is uncomfortable for you, we provide headphones. Even with headphones, you will be able to speak with the technologist by intercom if you have a question or concern about the test. You must lie as still as possible, so we can obtain the best picture. Typically, an MRI exam lasts about 20-30 minutes, however the exam time can vary based upon the specific nature of your individual study. You will be reminded to tell the MRI technologist if you feel noticeable discomfort from the contrast dye. It is normal to feel a cool sensation at the injection site which will subside when the injection is finished.

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