Cancer diagnosis: Multiparametric MRI enables more precise imaging of the prostate
Ultrasound and biopsy are considered reliable methods of diagnosing prostate cancer in men. Newer diagnostic techniques using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) obtain even more precise images of the area under examination. The standard diagnostic procedure is ultrasound-guided biopsy. MR Imaging techniques are then used when further examination is required. The purpose of the MRI is to determine the size of the tumour and its exact location, whether the lymph nodes are also affected, and whether the cancer has metastasized to the bones or other organs.