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About the Scan - Prostate MR Scan

SMIL offers a prostate MR scan to evaluate the extent of prostate cancer. The prostate MR scan can determine if the cancer is confined to the prostate, or if it has spread outside of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system and is located in front of the rectum and below the bladder and surrounds the first part of the urethra.

Occasionally, a prostate MR scan is used to evaluate other prostate problems, including:

Learn more about how to prepare for a prostate MR scan in the preparations for a prostate MR scan section.

Find out more about prostate MR scans in the benefits and risks of a prostate MR scan section.

For a downloadable/printable PDF about this exam with preparation instructions click here.

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