Can I have an MRI if I've been treated for prostate cancer?

Men who have been treated for prostate cancer, even with only hormones, must be aware that hormone and radiation therapy can change the prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance. The entire gland appears normal; asymmetry and subtlety become more important in identifying suspect areas. Therefore, it’s important that the radiologist be informed if there was any prior treatment.

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