MRI of the prostate produces detailed pictures of the structures within a man’s prostate gland. It is primarily used to evaluate the extent of the prostate cancer and determine whether it has spread. It also may be used to help diagnose infection, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or congenital abnormalities.
Exams may be performed using an endorectal coil – a thin wire covered with a latex balloon – that is inserted a short distance into the rectum.
Special preparation for MRI prostate:
Lenolax (a laxative enema) must be taken a day prior to your exam. Lenolax is available without a prescription from your local pharmacy or available at any of our MRI branches.