Screening for PSA antigen in the prostate should be among the routine controls for men from the age of 50. Because this test stands out in the early diagnosis of prostate cancer that may encounter in the future. In patients who are diagnosed, the location of the tumor can be determined by using some imaging methods. Multiparametric MRI, in which three different MRI scans are performed in a single session, is an advanced imaging technology that provides a clear detection of where the tumor in the prostate is located.
With MRI, the prostate gland can be anatomically examined in the most detailed way. In the past, in prostate cancer patients, it was determined by MRI imaging whether the tumor extended beyond the prostate or not; Today, Multiparametric Prostate MRI is used in detecting prostate cancer with the developing technology. In this imaging system;
- High resolution MRI examination,
Diffusion MRI examination,
- 3 different MRI scans consisting of perfusion MRI can be performed in a single session.
Why Multiparametric MRI?
PI-RADS (Prostate imaging, reporting and data system) scoring is performed with the data obtained from three different MRI examinations. Scoring grades of 1 to 5, 4 and 5, are compatible with cancer as well as clinically important. Therefore, patients in this group need biopsy for a definitive diagnosis.
Not all PSA elevations are associated with prostate cancer. Because benign prostate enlargement or prostate infection can also cause PSA elevation.
With Multiparametric MRI performed at PSA height, tumorous tissues are more easily distinguished from benign tissues. This prevents unnecessary biopsy from the patient. On the other hand, as the location of the tumor in the prostate is determined more clearly with Multiparametric MRI, targeted biopsy becomes easier.
Provides radiation-free, pain-free imaging
This imaging system is not used only if high PSA values are detected. In line with the examination of the urologist, if deemed necessary by the physician, patients with normal PSA values can also be screened for cancer with Multiparametric Prostate MRI.
Multiparametric Prostate MRI, which is not exposed to radiation during imaging and the patient does not feel any pain due to the fact that no endorectal antenna is applied, takes an average of 40-45 minutes due to 3 different examinations performed simultaneously. It is also important to do an enema to empty the last part of the large intestine before the procedure.
You can ask the expert team of Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals about Multiparametric MRI and ask for suggestions regarding your question. To contact us, you can use the contact form on our website or call 0850 711 60 60.