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Overview

MRI prostate with contrast is an MRI scan of the prostate gland, performed to find abnormalities in the gland.

What is MRI prostate with contrast?

MRI prostate with contrast is a non-invasive way used to find points of concern in the pelvic region of males, especially in the prostate gland, by the doctors. The process detects abnormalities in the gland, such as prostate abscess, congenital abnormalities, benign prostate hyperplasia, and other complications. MRI prostate with contrast helps doctors in figuring out which way to proceed with the treatment.

How is MRI prostate with contrast performed?

The procedure for an MRI prostate with contrast is as follows.

  • The patient is dressed in loose clothing or a gown according to their liking.
  • The patient is made to lie down on an examination table.
  • A contrast agent is injected through an IV tube in the patient.
  • The table runs through the scanner slowly and repeatedly to obtain the imaging.
  • A technician in the corresponding room controls the table and scanner to obtain the imaging.

The whole procedure of an MRI prostate with contrast takes about 30 mins to complete.

Side effects/risks of MRI prostate with contrast

There are a few side effects and risks that come with having an MRI prostate with contrast.

  • The magnetic waves might cause the patient a headache.
  • The patient may have an allergic reaction to the contrast agent.
  • If the doctor decides to use sedation on the patient, there might be a chance of excessive sedation.

Preparation before performing MRI prostate with contrast

The patient must be prepared in these ways to prepare for an MRI prostate with contrast:

  • Should not consume food or drinks at least 4 hours before the MRI prostate with contrast.
  • Should remove all the metal devices such as jewelry, pacemakers, etc from the body before the procedure begins.
  • Should notify the doctors if claustrophobic to avoid blurred imaging.

Post-care after MRI prostate with contrast

Once the MRI prostate with contrast is completed, the doctors will discuss further procedures with the patient. You can also contact the specialists at mfine through online consultation for any further doubts.

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