How MRI Helps you get a More Accurate Prostate Biopsy

Getting a biopsy of your prostate is no fun, but the test is one way to help diagnose prostate cancer. Today, technology can combine the power of an MRI with ultrasound to pinpoint suspicious areas of your prostate to biopsy. It’s called TRUS Fusion and it starts with an MRI exam, followed by an ultrasound-guided biopsy. During the biopsy, the MRI images along with the ultrasound images can guide your urologist’s needle to a precise spot to collect a sample for screening. Here’s how it works and what you can expect if your doctor sends you for a prostate MRI before your biopsy:

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