MRI of the Prostate

What is an MRI of the prostate?

An MRI of the prostate involves special imaging that aims to find suspicious areas of the prostate that may indicate cancer, and may need to be sampled (biopsied) for analysis by a pathologist. Currently, an MRI cannot be totally relied upon to exclude intermediate to high grade prostate cancer. To avoid having repeat scans, it is important to note that the MRI is a specialised investigation and you should be guided by your urologist’s preferred providers for this investigation. After discussing the findings of the MRI with you, your urologist will usually perform a prostate biopsy using the information in the MRI to guide the locations for sampling.

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Sydney Adventist Hospital
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • Norwest Private Hospital
  • The University of Sydney
  • European Association of Urology (EAU)