Prostate MRI Services in San Diego

  • The most accurate screening test for prostate cancer
  • Can help doctors distinguish between aggressive and slow-growing cancers
  • Can help avoid unnecessary biopsies and associated side effects
  • Recommended by the American Urological Association

Multiparametric prostate MRI (mpMRI) is an exciting new screening tool for men who have risk factors for prostate cancer. As a front-line test, it can help you detect—or rule out—prostate cancer without the “poke and hope” approach of a blind prostate biopsy.

If a biopsy is needed, prostate MRI can ensure the biopsy is highly targeted to the area in question, potentially reducing the number of biopsy samples needed and thereby reducing the number of needle sticks required to obtain them.

To schedule your prostate MRI, please call 858-888-4398.

If you have two or more of the following risk factors, you may benefit from prostate MRI at Imaging Healthcare Specialists. We offer this test at our Encinitas and La Jolla, CA imaging centers:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Elevated PSA
  • Abnormal digital rectal exam
  • Family history
  • African American
  • Overweight
  • Enlarged prostate

Interested in learning more about how prostate MRI works?

Hear Michael, accompanied by our own Dr. Ross Schwartzberg, talk about his experience with Prostate MRI at Imaging Healthcare Specialists in San Diego.

Hear Dr. K talk about how a previous Prostate MRI and subsequent biopsy misdiagnosed his cancer, and how our own Dr. Ross Schwartzberg realized there was a bigger issue and helped get Dr. K the help he needed.

The OnQ Prostate Difference

Through our partnership with, prostate MRI at Imaging Healthcare Specialists uses a unique diffusion technique called Restriction Spectrum Imaging (RSI) along with artificial intelligence. This provides valuable information that helps our doctors to differentiate between clinically significant, aggressive cancer and less threatening, slower-growing cancer. We are the only regional imaging center network to offer this advanced technology on all prostate MRI exams.

In addition, we are the most experienced imaging provider in San Diego when it comes to prostate MRI. Our state-of-the-art equipment and software are optimized for this test. Our technologists have been specially trained and use advanced protocols when imaging patients. Our doctors work closely with urologists in the community to ensure that these exams are performed in the context of patient history and other health concerns. The goal of our prostate MRI screening program is to help men achieve early detection of life-threatening cancer while helping them avoid an unnecessary biopsy and/or overtreatment.

OnQ Prostate: Case Study

Comparing mpMRI with OnQ Prostate

To understand why OnQ Prostate with RSI technology can make a real difference when it comes to your prostate MRI exam, please read the case study below. You can also download and share this PDF with others, including your doctor.

Schedule A Prostate MRI at Imaging Healthcare Specialists

Not all insurance plans cover this test, but at IHS, we’ve made this revealing test affordable at $575. Click here to see the costs of our other screening and diagnostic tests. Special financing options are available.

Call us at 858-888-4398 to schedule your prostate MRI today!

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