prostate cancer

Q | are there any other investigations?

A | if prostate cancer is found, you will probably be asked to have the following further tests:

  • An MRI scan of the pelvis: This is a special scan using very strong electromagnets to image the organs within the pelvis including the prostate. This will enable your urologist to check if the cancer has spread out of the prostate.
  • A bone scan: This test is to see if the prostate cancer has spread to the bones (metastases). A very small amount of radioactive liquid is injected into your arm and some hours later a picture is taken that can detect radioactive "hotspots" in bones that may be affected by prostate cancer.