Prostate Cancer and Prostate MRI
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only to lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer. *1 Prostate cancer awareness is essential for prevention, early detection and timely treatment. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the prostate is a complementary tool to other methods to aid in prostate cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment planning and management.
MRI is a technique used to image organs using radio waves and strong magnets. Endorectal prostate MRI scans can provide high resolution images of the prostate. You, in consultation with your caregiver, should consider Endorectal Prostate MRI in following cases:
More physicians are looking to MRI to help them image and stage prostate cancer. In addition to high image quality, MRI offers enhanced ability to target specific afflicted areas of the prostate for biopsy and treatment. In some cases this may result in better targeting of possibly cancerous areas and/or fewer side effects from biopsy and surgery.
This website provides prostate cancer information and details about endorectal prostate MRI imaging and how it might be able to aid in prostate cancer management.
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