A new study published in the American Journal of Men’s Health says men with prostate cancer can still be diagnosed after a quick MRI and CT scan.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 8,000 men with the cancer and found that men who had a scan were more likely to have the disease confirmed in a follow-up exam.
“Men who had an MRI scan were about 30% more likely than those who had no scan to be diagnosed with prostate-specific antigen,” the study found.
The researchers, led by University of Southern California’s Dr. Michael J. Brown, did not find any other differences in the detection rates between the scans.
They also found that prostate cancer is more common among men who have never had prostate cancer.
Brown said the new study shows that men should consider undergoing a CT scan for prostate cancer, especially if they have been diagnosed with the disease.
The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the American Society for Aromatherapy.