Radiology/Prostate MRI

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Dear Michael

I'm 44 and have requested a prostate MRI in a 3T scanner. My PSA is low, but I want the scan for peace of mind.

What worries me, is the scan might see some problems woth a hernia mesh I had inserted a few years ago. A problem that otherwise wouldn't have bothered me.

Have you come across a situation where prostate MRI's have produced incidental issues with hernia mesh?

Many thanks

Lewis

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Lewis,
Sorry for the delay.
Excellent question. It depends on what the mesh is made from. Most of them are synthetic or non Ferro magnetic..so they sould not be a problem at all..your MRI technologists would go over things like these with you prior to the exam. They may tell you to watch for heating in that location and tell them if feel warmth... However, I do not foresee any problems.
Hope this helps.
Michael K

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Almost any kind of questions regarding any types of radiology exams, procedures, meaning of radiology reports etc...

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12 year experience in the field of radiology

Organizations
American Society of Neuroradiology, Senior Member Society of Pediatric Radiology, Active Member

Publications
Radiology Seminars in pediatric neurology American Journal of Roentgenology American Journal of Neuroradiology

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Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology Additional Certificate of Qualification in Neuroradiology

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