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What is an MRI for prostate cancer?

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An MRI is a test that makes very detailed pictures of the human body using a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer. With prostate cancer, MRIs may be used to look closely at the prostate and nearby lymph nodes to see if there are any malignant (cancerous) areas.

From: Prostate Cancer: MRI WebMD Medical Reference

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Radiological Society of North America.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 15, 2019

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Radiological Society of North America.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 15, 2019

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