What is an MRI of the Prostate?
MRI Prostate scans use Magnetic Resonance Imaging to create pictures of your body that does not use X-rays or radiation. MRI uses a very powerful magnetic field in combination with a rapidly switching Radio Frequency (RF) to create the images. MRI does not use ionizing radiation like X-rays or CT scanning and no known harmful effects have been demonstrated.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the prostate is a non-invasive test that can be used to detect, localise and stage prostate cancer which is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males. Until recently, prostate cancer was difficult to image and detect. MRI has emerged as the imaging modality of choice for evaluating the prostate both before and after cancer has been detected.
Envision’s Prostate MRI Equipment
Envision has two high-quality, modern wide-bore MRI scanners (1.5T & 3T). This ensures better images and a far more comfortable experience for you than on many other scanners in WA. The MRI scanner at Envision is currently WA’s least claustrophobic scanner. The wide magnet bore (the part you lie in) is also the shortest in Perth, making it a far more comfortable experience for you, compared with other MRI scanners. Most importantly, the excellent image quality allows for accurate diagnosis by our specialist MRI Radiologists.
Medical Imaging Practice Perth
Types of Imaging
At Envision, we offer the most sought-after types of imaging for diagnostics and treatments. Our Wembley headquarters is the largest single-site radiology practice in Perth
PET-CT is a Nuclear Medicine procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive compound is injected into your body.
MRI scans are best for investigating the soft tissue structures of the body such as muscles, ligaments, the brain and spinal cord.
CT images are very high resolution, generating up to 2000 images per scan. Our doctors carefully review those images
Ultrasound is a safe and widely used real time imaging technique. It uses high frequency sound waves which are produced by a special ultrasound machine.
NUCLEAR MEDICAL IMAGING
Nuclear Medicine is a radiology procedure used to evaluate the function of a body system and detect disease.
CONE BEAM CT SCANS
Cone Beam CT Scans are scans which allows 3D visualisation of the teeth, jaws and face.
OPG, LATERAL & PA CEPH
Panoramic radiographs, more commonly known as OPGs (orthopantomograms), are a special panoramic picture