MRI of the Prostate

Improved MRI imaging of the prostate gland is now available at the Medserena Upright MRI Centres. MRI is currently the most sensitive technique to diagnose prostate cancer (Ahmed HU. Nature reviews Clinical oncology 2009; 6(4):197–206)

Who would benefit from Upright Open MRI?

If you need a prostate MRI, a specialised 3.0T MRI scan would most likely be your Doctor’s choice. However, what to do if you are one of the many people that cannot tolerate a conventional prostate MRI either due to claustrophobia, or lack of tolerance for insertion of the internal coil that may be required?

Why choose Upright Open MRI?

Our scanner is completely open-you sit during the exam and nothing is in front of you so is well tolerated by claustrophobic patients. We dispense with the use of an endorectal coil, by using a specialist Quad coil that you sit on during the examination to give an excellent demonstration of the prostate gland and urinary bladder. This has the additional benefit of reducing the chance of motion artefact.

How good is the quality?

“Conventional open” MRI has often had a poor reputation, with its low image quality. Not all open MRI scanners are the same. The quality of the examinations performed on our truly open Fonar scanner exceeds that of any “conventional open” MRI. The unique horizontal magnetic field and modern quadrature coils used by the Fonar scanner enables the production of high resolution MRI scans, often indistinguishable from those made using conventional tube or tunnel MRI scanners.

We have also updated our prostate exam capabilities with DWI and ADC scoring.

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