See the new article on Prostate MRI at NMMC brought to the community by Minneapolis Radiology. From the article:
Minneapolis Radiology Associates has been providing imaging for North Memorial for 40 years,” says Andrew Ruppert, MD, diagnostic radiologist with Minneapolis Radiology Associates. “We’re excited to offer this innovative, new technology to our longtime partner.”
MRI utilizes a magnetic field and radiofrequency pulses to create images of specific areas of the body without employing radiation. Prostate MRI focuses on conditions that could lead to increased levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), including cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostatitis.
“Previously, prostate MRI required an endorectal coil, which was not comfortable for patients,” Dr. Ruppert says. “With our newest MRI, we are able to use a surface coil, making the procedure far less onerous.”