Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of imaging which utilises a strong magnetic field to generate images of any region of the human body. The Multiparametric MRI of the prostate looks at how tightly cells are packed, how blood flows in the tissue and the chemical makeup of tissue which is beneficial in separating cancerous tissue from benign tissue on the scanned image.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting males. Management decisions prior to diagnosis can potentially be improved with the information obtained with MR imaging.
Prostate MRI can:
- Reduce the possibility of unnecessary biopsies
- Detect aggressive tumours in high-risk patients
- Improve the accuracy of biopsy
- Plan surgery and radiotherapy options
- Monitor patients on active surveillance