Diagnostic Prostate MRI Helps Patients Avoid Unnecessary Biopsies

When your blood work indicates that you have an elevated PSA level, your urologist may want to do a biopsy. That’s where they take samples throughout your prostate to check for cancer. The problem with biopsies is that they can miss areas of concern. That’s where an MRI can help. Getting images before you get a biopsy gives your urologist detailed pictures of your prostate. Our radiologists help identify if there really are areas of concern. And if something is suspicious, your urologist has a visual road map for guiding the biopsy needle to that precise spot. When Edmund Foster started experiencing symptoms that raised concerns about his prostate, his doctor sent him for a Diagnostic Prostate MRI. Here’s what happened: