Prostate MRI

A prostate MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed images of the prostate, a small gland that is responsible for removing urine and seminal fluid from the bladder. A prostate MRI is completely non-invasive and a very effective screening method for prostate cancer.

One of the main benefits of a prostate MRI is that it can eliminate the need for biopsies. A prostate MRI can identify suspicious areas within the prostate gland that may require a biopsy, which can reduce the need for multiple biopsies. A prostate MRI can provide detailed information about medical abnormalities, which can help determine the right treatment plan for you.

Male Patient Listening To Music While Undergoing MRI Scan

Our Prostate MRI Locations

We offer evening hours and weekend options that work with your busy schedule. Same-day appointments are often available.

Carnie Boulevard Office
100 Carnie Boulevard, Suite B5
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

Turnersville Office
901 New Jersey 168 Suite 301
Turnersville, NJ 08012

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding proper preparation and expectations can help alleviate any worries you may have prior to your appointment. Learn about what happens before, during, and after your prostate MRI scan with our frequently asked questions

For patients who are experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate, prostatitis, prostate cancer, or complications after pelvic surgery, your physician may recommend getting a prostate MRI. Here are the main symptoms you may experience if you have an underlying prostate condition:

  • Elevated PSA levels
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • Chronic pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic, or rectal area
  • Blood in urine or semen.

A prostate MRI requires special preparation before and on the day of your appointment. To prepare for your appointment, please follow the below instructions:

  • Visit your local pharmacy and purchase these over-the-counter medications: 1 Fleet Enema, 2 Gas X Tablets
  • Avoid wearing any metal accessories such as jewelry. If you have any metal implantations such as a pacemaker, please consult with your referring physician.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • Before the day of your appointment, eat a light diet. Avoid heavy such as pasta or streak, or spicy foods that can cause digestive disturbances.
  • The night before your appointment, please take 1 Gas X tablet.
  • On the day of your appointment, please take 1 Gas X tablet in the morning. Use the Fleet enema 2 hours prior to your appointment. Avoid drinking or eating for at least 3 hours prior to your appointment.

If you have any questions regarding your prostate MRI, please reach out to our patient service representatives at 1.888.909.7572 or speak with your referring physician.

After your appointment, one of our subspecialized radiologists will analyze the results and develop a detailed report. Your referring physician should receive the report within 48 – 72 hours, then reach out to you to discuss the results.

South Jersey Radiology is in-network with 99% of health insurance providers. Before scheduling your prostate MRI appointment, please reach out to your insurance provider to confirm the details of your coverage that may apply.