Why Choose Prostate MRI
Thanks to evolving technology and dedication of today’s innovators, doctors are equipped now more than on detecting and combating cancer. And in the world of prostate cancer surveillance, nothing is rising to the top more so than magnetic resonance imaging. Better known as MRI, this technology merges the magnetic field, radio waves and computers to produce highly detailed images of humans internal structures in a noninvasive way.
Chattanooga Outpatient Centers 3T High Field Open MRI offers the most comprehensive imaging of the prostate leading to more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
According to the American Journal of Roentgenology, the second leading cause of cancer death in men is prostate cancer, and by 2030, the number of victims will double. To counter this issue, many physicians are recommending their patients to take part in active surveillance. By living a healthier lifestyle and monitoring the organ, AS is a strategy men diagnosed with low-grade cancers can engage in to keep their prostate in check.
However, for patients with intermediate-grade and high-grade cancers, traditional checkup options such as digital rectal exams (DRE), repeat TRUS biopsies and PSA blood draws lack the accuracy and targeted approach to keep up with their needs.
With a 95% accuracy rate, using open MRI to check patients’ internal organs is a game-changer. Not only is it safer because nonradioactive waves are used, but open MRI machinery can provide physicians with targeted and detailed images of the problem areas, resulting in precise results. In addition, it is noninvasive; all the patient has to do is lie down on the table and let the machine do the scanning.
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