Magnetic resonance imaging MRI uses a magnetic field, radiofrequency pulses, and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the body. Doctors use Prostate MRI to evaluate the extent of prostate cancer and determine whether it has spread. They may also use it to help diagnose infection, conditions you were born with, or an enlarged prostate. Some exams may use an endorectal coil, a thin wire covered with a latex balloon. The doctor inserts the coil a short distance into the rectum. Prostate MRI does not use radiation. It provides images that are clearer and more detailed than other imaging methods.
Most orthopedic implants pose no risk. You do not have to hold your breath or move into any special positions during the scan. Devices that contain coils capable of sending and receiving radio waves may be placed around or next to the area of the body being scanned. You will need to be awake for the cardiac MRI because there are many points throughout the scan where you are required to hold their breath. MR images of the body’s soft-tissue structures are clearer and more detailed than those of other imaging methods. Always tell the technologist if you have any devices or metal in your body. What will I experience during and after the procedure? We can provide ear plugs or headphones to block the noise at your request. These coils send and receive radio waves, producing signals that are detected by the machine.
Call or. Request an Appointment. Refer a Patient. You will be asked to remove all jewelry and metal objects, such as watches, necklaces, eyeglasses, and the like and to change into a hospital gown. You will then lie on a table that slides into the scanner. During the scanning process, the MRI will make noise commonly described as loud banging. We can provide ear plugs or headphones to block the noise at your request. The MRI technologists will be in another room monitoring progress and are in constant contact with the you throughout the procedure. MRIs are sensitive to motion, so you will need to hold still. The average procedure time is about 45 minutes. If contrast is required for an exam, an IV will be started.