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MRI find cancerous cells?
rwpeti posted:
Have large prostate 86.7 cc.
two biopsies, both negative.
will a MRI scan entire prostate and find any cancerous cells?

thanks rwp
BillH99 responded:
There is no generally available non-invasive method that detect PC.

I was reading that Harvard, IIIRC, has a special setup of a 3T MRI, custom endo coil, and contrast that they said can see it. And they said that 3 or 4 other places in the country might be able to do it.

But they where using it to track PC on people that where doing Active Surveillance instead of immediate treatment. And not for finding it.

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