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MRI in Prostate Cancer


MRI is the abbreviation for magnetic resonance imaging. MRI is a painless and noninvasive way to identify prostate cancer stage. Magnetic resonance imaging can be used to view possible metastasis to the lymph nodes and bones in advanced prostate cancer. Through magnetic waves MRI presents a three-dimensional image. Due to a loud clanging sound of strong electromagnetic fields being switched on and off, some patients find the process unpleasant. Patients are confined in a large chamber for approximately 20 to 45 minutes. Doctors usually allow patients to wear earplugs or listen to music through headphones during the procedure. A light sedative can be administered to patients that are claustrophobic prior to the procedure.

 
 

 
 
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