PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What is an MRI for prostate cancer?

ANSWER

An MRI is a test that produces very clear pictures of the human body without the use of X-rays. Instead, MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce these images. In prostate cancer patients, MRI may be used to examine the prostate and nearby lymph nodes to distinguish between benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) areas.

From: Prostate Cancer: MRI WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: 

Radiological Society of North America.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 17, 2017

SOURCE: 

Radiological Society of North America.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 17, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

Is an MRI examination for prostate cancer safe?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: