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What does my MRI scan report indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: What does altered signal mean on prostate mri scan
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Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 32 minutes later
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Hi and welcome.

It means that there is certain area in prostate which is abnormal and it can be seen in prostatitis, prostate hyperplasia or benign tumors but also malignant tumors may exist as well.

So further steps are required to rule this out. Further investigations include biopsy and PSA level. This will reveal any possible pathology underlying.

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PSA levels have been up and down for some time Scan also revealed enlarged prostate so does this mean he could still have a tumour... would the tumour not be visible on the scan?

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Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 21 minutes later
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Hi again,

Well, most tumors are seen on scan, but in some cases it may be small and this MRI finding may indicate something like this. But as I said, this is probably just benign prostatic change. It is necessary to have PSA level checked on regular interval and ultrasound follow ups and if there will be some further enlargement, then biopsy should be done.

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You're most welcome

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