The website will be down at times for maintenance from 8:00 a.m. CT Saturday, March 2 through 10:00 a.m. CT Sunday, March 3.

brand logo

Am Fam Physician. 2022;105(6):665-666

Author disclosure: No relevant financial relationships.

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) is a specific MRI test used to detect and evaluate prostate cancer. It requires additional radiologist training and sequences not routinely performed in anatomic imaging, such as diffusion-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging.1 The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American Urological Association support using mpMRI for risk stratification before the first prostate biopsy, to perform targeted prostate biopsy, and in active surveillance.2,3
TestIndicationPopulation and frequencyCost*
Multiparametric magnetic resonance imagingRisk stratification for targeted biopsy; active surveillance of low-risk prostate cancerPatients 50 years or older with suspected or known prostate cancer, frequency of test varies$275 to $444
Already a member/subscriber?  Log In

Subscribe

From $165
  • Immediate, unlimited access to all AFP content
  • More than 130 CME credits/year
  • AAFP app access
  • Print delivery available
Subscribe

Issue Access

$59.95
  • Immediate, unlimited access to this issue's content
  • CME credits
  • AAFP app access
  • Print delivery available
Purchase Access:  Learn More

This series is coordinated by Natasha Pyzocha, DO, contributing editor.

A collection of Diagnostic Tests published in AFP is available at https://www.aafp.org/afp/diagnostic.

Continue Reading

More in AFP

More in Pubmed

Copyright © 2022 by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

This content is owned by the AAFP. A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference. This material may not otherwise be downloaded, copied, printed, stored, transmitted or reproduced in any medium, whether now known or later invented, except as authorized in writing by the AAFP.  See permissions for copyright questions and/or permission requests.