MRI of the prostate

A multi-parametric MRI of the prostrate not only makes it possible to detect prostate cancer at an early stage, but can also exclude the presence of prostate carcinoma with a high probability. The method is presently regarded as the most sensitive procedure for detecting suspicious changes related to prostate cancer.

About the appointment

We offer this examination at the following locations in Vienna.
  • All examinations
  • 7 days/week
  • All insurers
  • Immediate appointment
  • Personal consultation with a doctor
  • KFA, private free-choice physician, private

MRI imaging for prostate cancer

Important for early detection and therapy support

Regular check-up

A multi-parametric MRI of the prostrate not only makes it possible to detect prostate cancer at an early stage, but can also exclude the presence of prostate carcinoma with a high probability. The method is presently regarded as the most sensitive procedure for detecting changes.

European Society of Urogenital Radiology

Respective MRI protocols for a multi-parametric MRI of the prostate are applied according to the guidelines of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR).

Standardised findings

In addition to the acquisition of data, ESUR also stipulates standardised findings (PI-RADS classification). The prostate and its surrounding area are evaluated according to each of the prescribed MR parameters and summarised in the form of a total score.

Personalised diagnostics of the prostate

Renowned gender radiologists Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Helbich and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pascal Baltzer – at the Bellaria location – have developed an examination concept that is specifically customised to your needs, which makes it possible to deliver a quality-assured and reliable diagnosis. Examination results will be discussed in a final, personal consultation.

Well-informed in all matters

Requirements for an MRI of the prostate

  • Please bring your e‑card and referral.
  • Any previous findings are also to be submitted.
  • Please bring the results of your last PSA value with you to the examination.
  • Impaired ability to drive following the examination.
  • COVID: The chief physician’s approval has currently been waived.

Important information

  • It is not possible to perform an MRI of the skull on persons wearing a pacemaker.
  • Prior clarification is required in case you have any implants.
  • Piercings, jewellery and watches must be removed.
  • A contrast agent is injected intravenously depending on the condition.

Procedure for an MRI of the prostate

  • An MRI of the prostate takes about 15 minutes.
  • The examination is completely painless.
  • Earplugs dampen the sounds of the MRI machine.
  • An emergency bell and intercom system are also available.
  • It is absolutely necessary for you to lie still so that we can generate high-quality images. Please let us know if you suffer from claustrophobia.

Waiting time for an appointment

The average waiting time is currently 29 days.

Appointments without waiting times are possible.

Costs & reimbursement

Direct billing with all statutory health insurers.

We do not bill statutory health insurers with the exception of KFA. Our fee notes can be submitted in any case to all private health insurers that cover outpatient services.

Prices
MRI per region

ÖGK, BVAEB, SVS – from € 270,00
Private – from € 430,00
KFA – covered by statutory health insurance