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Good morning guys, hope everybody is well. I just wanted to give a quick rundown of my 3 T MRI results from a couple of weeks ago. DR K was kind enough to order it for me, so hopefully we could all learn why it did not work for me. I was also lucky to be living in Chattanooga Tn right now, and was able to,schedule with the famous DR Busch. trust me on this he is a lot like DR K and I would not hesitate to travel many miles just to have him do any future imaging done for anything, but especially the prostate. He actually sits down with you immediatly following the procedure and goes over it with you. And a more pleasant and interesting person to talk with can not be found. He spent at least 45 minutes with me discussing the results. He is also considering FLA at some point, and really believes it is the future.
BUT anyway the bottom line on my case was that it appears DR K removed a LOT of tissue from my prostate, but it also appears that the remaining tissue never collapsed in and reformed like would be expected. The reason is an unknown, possibly because i have a "hard" gland, or possibly because it was only 43 gms. It is no 42 gms so DR Busch thinks I got zero reduction in size, even though a large amount of tissue was removed.
DR Busch also thought my large median lobe was still a major issue. He also said he would be interested in a follow up MRI in one year to see if anything changes.
So in a nutshell it did not work for me, and we may never know the reason but it still seems to be the most promising treatment. And I am certainly not sorry that I tried it.
On another note about Dr Busch is of the opinion one should never get a prostate biopsy before having a 3 T MRI done first. He is so meticulous about how he looks at and measures every single image. There is no doubt if you have anything suspicious going on he will see it, and if you need a biopsy he can focus on the EXACT spot that needs to be checked. I cant stress this enough, even if you can not travel to Chattanooga to meet with him in person, pay him to review your scans before you decide on anything. It will be the best money you will ever spend.
Good luck guys.
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