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I am having a 3T prostate MRI with and without contrast at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in about 8 days. I'm expecting the report to contain the following:
- PIRADS scoring system assessing the MRI's T2, DWI and perfusion contrast imaging biomarkers.
- an assessment of whether or not there is extracapsular extension if a tumor is found (has the tumor spread beyond the prostate)
- calculated prostate volume
- comments about the presence of BPH and a comment about the prostate median lobe
In addition to the report, I will also be able to get a CD/DVD of the images if I request them (naturally, I will).
Anyone want to comment on anything that might be missing. I'm paying for the MRI myself, so if I want them to do something it needs to be during the first time the doctor(s) look at the images. I imagine if I ask for something after the fact where a doctor needs to look at the images again, they will charge me. As an example, I found out that they normally don't provide a comment about the median lobe, but will if the patient asks them to.
For those who are interested, the 3T prostate MRI with and without contrast is supposed to cost me just over $1,300. I also got a quote from a facility near Seattle for just over $1,200.
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