North Memorial now offers cutting edge technology in the form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that promises to revolutionize the detection of prostate cancer.
When used for men who have had positive PSA results, recent studies suggest MRI imaging provides more accurate results with fewer false positives, resulting in fewer biopsies. It has proven valuable in diagnosing a broad range of conditions besides prostate cancer, including benign prostatic hyperplasia and infection. North Memorial is one of only two hospitals in the Twin Cities to provide this technology.
North Memorial performs both prostate MRI exam and MRI guided prostate biopsies. Most insurance companies require pre-authorization for MRI. Click on the below articles for additional information regarding prostate MRI:
- Relationship between apparent diffusion coefficients at 3.0-T MR imaging and Gleason grade in peripheral zone prostate cancer
- MRI-Guided Biopsy of the Prostate Increases Diagnostic Performance in Men with Elevated or Increasing PSA Levels after Previous Negative TRUS Biopsies
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- Prostate MRI: Update and current roles
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided Prostate Biopsy in Men With Repeat Negative Biopsies and Increased Prostate Specific Antigen