The answer?

Prostate cancer will be diagnosed in approximately 191,930 men in the United States in 2020. This according to a Wolters Kluwer online article, citing statistics from the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Worldwide, in data from the GLOBOCAN  database, prostate cancer will account for over 1,200,000 cases and 359,000 deaths annually.

Although prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening has been the standard for testing for prostate cancer, over the years, the use and value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become more apparent.

According to the article, “A priority in the management of men with prostate cancer is the ability to accurately assess the presence of clinically significant lesions, to accurately assess the extent of disease at diagnosis, and to characterize the risk of future progression, thereby avoiding unnecessary over-treatment in men at low risk for progression, and under treatment that may contribute to treatment failures, especially for those men opting for active surveillance. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers increasingly reliable visualization of potentially significant prostate cancers and thus has shown advantages as a means by which to better select patients for biopsy and facilitate direct targeting of lesions during biopsy. MRI also provides information for staging tumor extent and monitoring treatment response.”

DIS: the leader in prostate MRI

DIS performs a prostate 3T MRI exam that utilized a Computed Aided Detection (CAD) imaging tool that further identifies areas in and around the prostate gland that could be cancer. This exam is EXCLUSIVE to DIS as no other imaging provider in Louisiana or the Gulf Coast offers this in-depth study. It’s exclusive because an academic radiology staff team interprets each exam and comes together to issue one comprehensive report to the doctor.

No one else does that!

That’s why men have traveled from neighboring states to visit Diagnostic Imaging Services for our prostate MRI. Rather than undergo repeat biopsies, the MRI reveals any potential concerns, thereby providing doctors with a way to either avoid further biopsies or perform a more precise, pinpoint one.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Men have another option in the detection of this disease, an option that is much less invasive than biopsy. Click here to learn more about prostate 3T MRI exam services performed by Diagnostic Imaging Services.

Prostate 3T MRI is performed at our Metairie – Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie – Houma Boulevard and Marrero centers.

Call 504-883-5999 or 985-641-2390 to schedule a visit. Or click our REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT button (above right) to send us an email requesting assistance.