Overview

Advanced prostate imaging is performed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the prostate. Appropriate treatment recommendations for prostate cancer are based on knowing the accurate staging of the tumor.  During a non-invasive examination, specialists perform multiple advanced imaging techniques, which when evaluated together, can with a high-degree of accuracy detect and locate prostate cancer.

Referring physicians and patients visit Advanced Prostate Imaging at VCU Health for appointment information.

Advanced Prostate Imaging Techniques

The VCU Department of Radiology's Advanced Prostate Imaging team uses multiple non-invasive advanced prostate MR imaging techniques. These advanced prostate imaging techniques include T2-weighted MR imaging, MR diffusion and dynamic contrast enhanced imaging at our VCU Health 3T MR center. Based on published studies and our own experience, the combination of these techniques produce a high-level of accuracy, up to 90%, in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Meet Our Faculty

The VCU Department of Radiology's Professor and Director of Oncologic and Prostate Imaging Jinxing Yu, M.D., Assistant Professor Sara G. Winks, M.D., and other specialized abdominal radiologists at VCU are highly trained in advanced imaging techniques and biopsies of the prostate gland. The team works closely with urologists and radiation oncologists to provide the latest, most advanced diagnostic tools for prostate imaging, resulting in more accurate detection of prostate cancers.

Advanced Prostate Imaging

Jinxing Yu, M.D.

Jinxing Yu, M.D.

Professor

Jinxing Yu, M.D.

Jinxing Yu, M.D.

Professor

Radiology

Director, Oncologic and Prostate Imaging
Main Hospital, Room 3-446

Phone: (804) 628-0068

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: jinxing.yu@vcuhealth.org

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Sarah Winks, M.D.

Sarah Winks, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Sarah Winks, M.D.

Sarah Winks, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Main Hospital, Room 3-426

Phone: (804) 828-5096

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: sara.winks@vcuhealth.org

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