A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) takes assistance of strong magnetic fields in order to create an image of the prostate and various surrounding tissues. The prostate gland is the small soft structure about the size and shape of a walnut, which indeed lies deep in the pelvis all between the bladder and the penis, and is usually situated in front of the rectum (back passage).
MRI is generally requested as it provides more detailed images of the prostate gland other than any radiological tests, such as computed tomography or ultrasound. It offers an individual with the best assistance. Choosing the right method and technique will help an individual to get the right solution for oneself without fail.
1. Picture of prostate cancer (specifically to see if the place is contained within the prostate gland or if it has spread outside the gland).
2. To help show if there is any kind of evidence of cancer in the prostate gland and one has high or rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level. PSA is a substance that the prostate produces, that can be measured in a blood sample. It is usually raised when one has prostate cancer, but can also be raised for various other reasons; for example, if you have an infection of the prostate gland then undergoing such treatments is a necessity.
3. To find prostate cancer that has grown back after treatment.