- MULTIPARAMETRIC MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF THE PROSTATE
- PROSTATE BIOPSY UNDER MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING GUIDANCE
Every year doctors diagnose prostate cancer in about 10,000 Poles. It is estimated that there may be more sufferers as men treat prostate complaints as a taboo subject and do not admit it. Diagnosis is made difficult by the fact that in the early stages the cancer usually does not produce any symptoms. As a result, patients often only see the doctor when they experience bone pain, which is a sign of advanced prostate cancer that has already spread to the bones. Further signs suggesting advanced disease are haematuria, blood in the semen, and urinary retention or hydronephrosis.
If you would like to get ahead of the disease, find out if you are at risk of prostate cancer, or perhaps if you already have a referral for diagnostic evaluation, we invite you to visit our facility. At Medicover Hospital we offer, among other things:
Diagnostic evaluation for prostate cancer has seen a real revolution in the past 5 years, thanks to multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI). During the MRI scan of the prostate, the doctor can simultaneously locate areas suspicious of harbouring cancer and determine whether any neoplastic changes involve other structures, such as lymph nodes.
The European Association of Urology recommends that any repeat prostate biopsy should be performed based on an MRI scan and the abnormalities found therein.
Who is the scan intended for?
Multiparametric MRI of the prostate is intended, among others, for patients being considered for prostate biopsy.
The scan takes between 30 minutes and one hour and is completely painless. During the scan the patient receives intravenous contrast.
MRI-guided prostate biopsy allows for more accurate 'navigation' during the procedure. This method allows the urologist to precisely biopsy suspicious areas of the prostate. On the basis of the MRI image and a detailed MRI scan report, the specialist can order further diagnostic tests and treatment.
Between 3 and 18 tissue samples are collected during the procedure, depending on how many biopsies have been taken so far and how many significant foci are visible on the prostate MRI. This procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes. Preparation for the procedure involves a previously initiated antibiotic therapy and local or intravenous anaesthesia.
Who is the scan intended for?
The procedure is performed in patients with elevated PSA levels and when digital rectal examination (DRE) reveals an abnormality. In addition, it is also performed when areas are found on MRI of the prostate with PI-RADSv2.0 scores of 3, 4, and 5.
We invite all men who wish to undergo diagnostic tests to a consultation with a urologist, during which the doctor will order the appropriate tests and determine the further course of action.
The consultation is carried out by Pawel Salwa MD at the Hospital Consultation Centre, the visit lasts 20 minutes.
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