Multiparametric Prostrate MRI in Long Island & Queens
• Patients at an elevated risk for prostate cancer may experience repeated, negative biopsies.
• This does not mean the patient does not have prostate cancer; it often means the biopsy is missing it.
• In other cases, men with slow-growing and/or relatively harmless cancers are over-treated, which can cause debilitating side-effects.
What is a Multiparametric Prostate MRI (mpMRI)?
A mpMRI is a new tool for you and your doctor designed to provide better detection and assessment of suspected prostate cancer. This test can help you to better understand your risk, and help contribute to more targeted and effective treatment of the disease.
Studies show that biopsies miss about 20% of all malignancies and generally underestimate the disease. Because of this, prostate cancer continues to be a leading cause of death in men, equivalent in death rate and financial impact to breast cancer in women.
Why is a Multiparametric Prostate MRI (mpMRI) used?
An mpMRI allows doctors to better visualize the entire prostate gland. This can help to rule out the need for a biopsy, or if one is needed, it can ensure that biopsies are taken from the most suspicious areas—and not just randomly. The test is safe, accurate and painless, and has been shown to identify cancer in more than 50% of men whose initial biopsy was negative.
What are the benefits of undergoing a Multiparametric Prostate MRI (mpMRI) at Neighborhood Radiology Services?
mpMRI is a cutting-edge imaging technology used in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. When performed by our trained technologists and interpreted by our experienced radiologists, mpMRI can provide a safe, effective, non-invasive, and painless means of detecting, surveilling, and staging prostate cancer.
mpMRI is typically recommended for:
- Patients at high risk for prostate cancer
- Patients with suspected prostate cancer (elevated PSA with or without a negative biopsy)
- Patients with biopsy-proven prostate cancer
Using mpMRI prior to Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy can reduce the need for multiple or repeat biopsies by identifying suspicious areas for your doctor to evaluate, resulting in less pain, sexual side effects, expense, and inconvenience. Please talk to your urologist or call our toll-free number to find out if mpMRI is right for you.
If you are at risk for prostate cancer, mpMRI may provide the “missing piece” of information needed to catch aggressive cancers early and avoid unnecessary treatment of cancers that pose little to no risk to your health.
If you believe you may benefit from a Multiparametric Prostate (mpMRI) scan, contact our board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Services, with locations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. Fill out the form on this page to request an appointment or call 800-220-2220 to learn more about our services.