Prostate Cancer Screening
Loved by patients. Preferred by physicians.
Precision Imaging Center’s prostate imaging services combine the power of high-end technology with highly qualified, board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists who specialize in prostate imaging.
Add in fast results and a private, relaxing environment and you have a patient experience unrivaled in the First Coast.
1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime
The unfortunate fact remains that one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. A prostate MRI is typically a diagnostic exam, but it has also shown to be effective as a non-invasive screening tool.
It is expected that annual prostate MRIs will soon be the gold standard screening tool for prostate cancer, like mammograms are for breast cancer.
Prostate MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses a strong magnet and radio waves to create a detailed image of the prostate to accurately identify cancer, show how a tumor has changed, and detect if cancer has spread to other parts of the body. A prostate MRI can also reveal other prostate issues, such as infections or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
We are proud to be home to Florida’s first GE SIGNA™ Premier AIR™ 3T MRI scanner which provides higher quality images in significantly faster scan times. With this MRI, located at our Gate Parkway location, we can perform Prostate MRIs in only 15 minutes.
We can perform Prostate MRIs in only 15 minutes.
Prostate ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of the prostate and measure its size. The images will show if the prostate is enlarged or if any tumors or calcifications are present. Prostate ultrasound is effective in monitoring prostate size as well as a tumor’s response to treatment.
When an abnormality is found through a screening or diagnostic exam, your physician may order a prostate biopsy to examine a sample of the tissue to determine if cancer cells are present.
An MRI is used to help guide the radiologist’s instruments to the site of the abnormal growth so a tissue sample can be removed using a hollow needle.
Using ultrasound, a needle is guided into a mass to remove small sample of the tissue.