A cutting-edge prostate digital imaging system was incorporated with a leading-edge 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at our independent outpatient imaging center in Metairie, LA.
The result was the creation of an advanced prostate MRI program that is truly unique to the greater New Orleans area, state of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancer, in American men. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men behind lung cancer. One man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, compared to one out of 8 women developing breast cancer.
The public’s understanding of the disease is increasing, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options and resources that offer updated prostate cancer information throughout the year.
Prostate 3T MRI is a noninvasive imaging technique that does not utilize exposure to ionizing radiation. This MRI study uses a contrast agent, or dye, that is vital to the exam. Computer Aided Detection (CAD) is used to help the DIS radiologist identify lesions suspicious for prostate cancer.
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.
MRI is an emerging tool for early imaging of prostate cancer and other prostate-related conditions. A major benefit for men choosing Diagnostic Imaging Services for a prostate 3T MRI exam is that they will not be subject to the use of an endorectal coil. Their overall experience is even more comfortable without an instrument being placed inside their rectum.
Diagnostic Imaging Services has been added to the US 3T Prostate MRI Facilities as tracked by the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI).
DIS is the only center in the state of Louisiana included in this directory. The directory functions as a resource for men, their families and their health care providers to identify imaging centers who perform this specialized MRI study.
DIS recommends consulting with your urologist, primary care physician or primary health care provider if you believe that you may benefit from prostate MRI.