Multiparametric MRI Prostate

Multiparametric MRI
Gold Coast Urologist

Multiparametric MRI

In recent years multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) of the prostate has become more widely available. This is a highly specialised radiological test that allows unparalled pictures of an individuals prostate, pelvic lymph nodes and neighbouring structures.

This is utilised by Dr Elmes to:

  • Allow computer targeted biopsies if a lesion is found

  • Closely surveil a patient with a low grade prostate cancer with less need for subsequent prostate biopsies

  • Decide about precise erectile nerve sparing operation

It is the most precise imaging modality of prostate gland and will identify 80% of clinically significant prostate cancers. It is most beneficial to detect those cancers that hide in difficult to feel regions of the prostate that may be missed on prostate examination. At Prostate Clinic Australia, all patients are offered this advanced imaging to assist in early detection.