This 64 year old male patient attended for an MRI examination of his prostate gland, as investigation of a fluctuating and rising PSA level. As he is claustrophobic, he was unable to undergo a conventional closed MRI examination. The peripheral zone is clearly visualised distinct from the transitional zone, which has the characteristic appearances of benign nodular hyperplasia.
The diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer is important, requiring a thorough MRI examination. Our Centre provides the only viable alternative for the obese, or claustrophobic patient, to conventional supine MRI of the prostate gland.