A multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is a specialized scan that provides a more detailed image of the prostate gland compared to a standard MRI. Typically, doctors recommend an mpMRI when there is suspicion of prostate cancer.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a safe and noninvasive scanning method that utilizes a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, and specialized software to generate detailed images of organs and tissues in the body. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, MRI uses harmless magnetic radio waves. By programming MRI scans with various pulse sequences or parameters, specific differences between healthy and unhealthy tissue can be highlighted. When two or more parameters are employed, it is known as multiparametric MRI (mpMRI).
If you’re interested in learning more about our mpMRI service or any of the other services provided at our state-of-the-art cancer center, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The revolutionary technology of SIGNA™ Architect enables our team to capture cleaner and crisper images using AIR™ Recon, the latest-generation reconstruction engine. These technological advancements bring about efficiencies for both our staff and patients, as we can reduce exam setup times and enhance testing processes through AIR Touch™ and AIRx™*, a set of intelligent workflows that automate coil selection and slice prescription. With the utilization of AIR™ Recon, we have observed improved image quality in 80% of cases without any additional time required.
By leveraging HyperSense*, we can decrease scan time by up to 50%, thereby transforming the patient experience and achieving heightened versatility. Moreover, our AIR™ Coils*, which received the prestigious AuntMinnie’s 2019 Best New Radiology Device award, contribute to maximum comfort and efficacy by accommodating various scan types and patient sizes. Additionally, our feet-first imaging approach has reduced claustrophobia rejection rates by 90%. Furthermore, the machine allows for non-contact, free-breathing scanning through Auto Navigator, further enhancing patient convenience.
A machine that operates faster and more efficiently is crucial for improving patient outcomes, as it enables us to enhance the accuracy of cancer diagnoses and identify appropriate treatment courses while minimizing discomfort. Furthermore, a machine that facilitates feet-first imaging provides a more comfortable and less stressful environment, ultimately leading to better patient experiences. Simultaneously, a faster machine benefits patients in pain, such as those with metastatic cancer who experience severe discomfort when lying down for extended periods and allows us to accommodate a larger number of patients on any given day. Opting for a specialized solution supported by cutting-edge technology is always optimal for patients with specific needs.
If you’d like to learn more about our mpMRI service or any of the other services available at our state-of-the-art cancer center, please contact us.
By pursuing the best medical team, investing aggressively in cutting-edge technology and closely following the newest cancer research, we have set a high standard of excellence in cancer detection and treatment statewide. Our sophisticated equipment, paired with the unwavering commitment of our staff, make San Cristóbal Cancer Institute a unique and safe haven for patients and their families.