Men who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to die from the disease than men who are of healthy weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. In patients with more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, the researchers also found an even stronger correlation between obesity and mortality.

According to the National Cancer Institute, “Compared with people of normal weight, those who are overweight or obese are at greater risk for many diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and many cancers. Extreme or severe obesity is also associated with an increased death rate; heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are responsible for most of the excess deaths.”

One man in nine will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can play an integral role in evaluating the prostate gland.

Our Capitol Imaging Services affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS), performs a specialized MRI of the Pelvis to examine the prostate gland for suspicion of cancer. Using ultra-high field 3T MRI along with imaging techniques specific to 3T, men have an excellent alternative to prostate biopsy, which may lead to potential adverse side effects.

Diagnostic Imaging Services performs prostate 3T MRI at three locations serving Southeast Louisiana, although men from different parts of the United States have chosen DIS for their prostate MRI. Our imaging exam, along with post exam computed aided detection and a radiology academic team approach to evaluating each case has made DIS a leader in the area of prostate cancer detection and men’s health.

Diagnostic Imaging Services can be contacted directly at 504-883-5999 or 985-641-2390 to schedule a visit. Prostate 3T MRI is performed at two centers in Metairie and in their single Slidell, LA locations.

Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the Southeastern US. Not only do we perform the scan, such as an MRI or ultrasound, we provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue critical findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.

Capitol Imaging Services is doctor trusted and patient preferred.