MRI Prostate With Contrast
What is MRI Prostate With Contrast?
An MRI of the prostate gland helps to create pictures of the male’s prostate gland and its surrounding soft tissues. This is a radiationless test which uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed multiple images. The images captured during the MRI scan can be stored on an electronic device and printed on a film. The images captured during the MRI scan can be stored on an electronic device and printed on a film. You may be asked to take an oral solution of the radio-contrast agent or be given the same in an injectable form for better images.
Why is MRI Prostate With Contrast done?
- To diagnose any suspected prostate cancer or abnormal growth in or around the soft tissues of prostate
- To diagnose out any infection of prostate gland
- To look for any enlargement of the prostate like BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
- To look for any congenital abnormalities (genetic disorders) or any problems which arises post pelvic surgery
Preparation for MRI Prostate With Contrast
- At the time of the MRI you might be asked to remove any metallic coins, jewelry, metal wrist watches, metallic keys, dentures or hearing aids as the MRI uses strong magnetic fields
- Tell your radiologist if you have metallic implants like pacemaker, cochlear implants, aneurysm clips, neuro-stimulator, surgical staples/clips or drug implants
- Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
Sushant Lok 1, HARYANA