Visualizing the prostate in detail.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate is a special scan that uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to generate images of a man’s prostate gland. This test is generally used to evaluate the prostate for signs of cancer or to see if prostate cancer has spread to nearby structures. MRI may also be used to evaluate other problems associated with the prostate such as infection, enlargement, or congenital abnormalities.
In most cases, your doctor will order a prostate MRI with intravenous (IV) contrast. This allows for better visualization of the gland and other related structures. Please refer to the About Contrast section for more details.
Prostate MRI is used to help evaluate signs and symptoms associated with prostate disease. Some examples of the uses of prostate MRI include:
Prostate MRI may also be recommended when planning for prostate or pelvic surgery, radiation therapy, or biopsy.
To schedule a prostate MRI, please call our scheduling team at (512) 453-6100 or toll free at (800) 998-8214. A provider referral is required to make an appointment.
A radiologist, a physician specifically trained to interpret radiological examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to the provider who referred you to ARA. The physician will then share the results with you. Your report will also be available on the patient portal within 3 business days.
If you are getting your MRI at ARA and want to know more,...
ARA continues to follow CDC guidelines in requiring employees and patients to wear masks at our imaging centers for the safety of all.