Diagnosis is this stage of any treatment that is of crucial importance for its successful outcome. Without well diagnosed condition and disease type, it is difficult to manage it successfully. Therefore, at HIFU CLINIC Prostate Cancer Treatment Centre we ensure all diagnostic procedures are accurate, complete and correct.
One of them is whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI/wbMRI). This technique brings about revolutionary changes in diagnostics as it is harmless to the Patient, with similar, if not better determination of metastatic lesions in Patients with high-risk prostate cancer, when compared to other methods.
What does the scan involve?
Magnetic resonance imaging provides good images of musculoskeletal and nervous systems, of organs in the chest, abdominal cavity, and pelvis, and of blood vessels. It is a safe and non-invasive method for assessment of general health condition, enabling everybody to assess their health. The scan takes over an hour, so detailed evaluation of many organs is possible. Up to 3000 thousand images are taken during the scan, in various sequences and projections, to locate lesions and evaluate their parameters. This method is used for an early screening for disease lesions and in musculoskeletal disorders.
In the prostate cancer diagnostic, whole-body magnetic resonance imaging has two applications. First, it is used to search for metastatic foci in bones. Furthermore, when prostate cancer is suspected, whole-body magnetic resonance imaging is used to search for enlarged lymph nodes. It is important, because other methods, such as scintigraphy, computed tomography, SPECT/CT or PET, require use of ionising radiation which is harmful to health, and this is not the case with wbMRI scan.
The scan does not require the Patient to be prepared in any way, and is performed without a contrast agent.
To arrange an appointment for a resonance please contact the Patient coordinator at HIFU CLINIC Prostate Cancer Treatment Centre at: +48 512 077 461 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org