The Importance of Prostate MRI Scans

With Men‘s Health Week upon us, it is important to highlight one of the leading issues for Australian men, prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer causes over 3000 deaths in Australian men each year, making it the fourth largest cause of death in Australian males. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age and family history. By the age of 85, approximately 1 in 5 Australian males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

If both a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal examination return abnormal results, your doctor may request further tests and/or refer you to a specialist urologist for a diagnosis. One of these further tests is a Prostate MRI.

Prostate MRI is a non-invasive medical imaging examination performed at South Coast Radiology that can detect prostate cancer and provide information about other prostate concerns.

At South Coast Radiology, our practice accepts all referrals from GPs and medical specialists.