MRI PELVIS PROSTATE
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the structures within a man’s prostate gland. It is primarily used to evaluate the extent of 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. Prostate MRI does not use ionizing radiation, and it provides images that are more clear and more detailed than other imaging methods.
2 hours before arrival they have to do fleets enema at home. No sexual activity 3 days prior to the MRI appointment. Nothing metallic be worn, so it's best to leave all jewelry at home. Because of the strong magnetic field, people who have a heart pacemaker or any kind of metallic implant in their body shouldn't have an MRI unless their physician knows and has OK'd the procedure. You should also make sure the MRI technologists is aware of any metal fragments you might have in your body. If you expect to be sedated, do not eat 6 hours prior to the exam. Patient must to have a driver to be sedated. Also read MRI Closed introduction.