As of Monday, December 18, 2022, Jefferson Surgical Clinic physicians and staff are employed by Carilion Clinic.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic and Carilion share the same philosophy about the practice of medicine. We believe in an evidence-based, patient-centered approach that emphasizes care coordination and keeping people healthy. As a patient, you’ll receive the same care and compassion from your surgical provider. Also, you’ll have access to additional resources through Carilion, including MyChart, a secure online health management tool, and easy connections to many specialty services through an electronic medical record system.

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Overview

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging, which is a test that creates a detailed image of an area inside the body. MRIs provide a more detailed image than an ultrasound procedure and allows physicians to spot parts of the prostate that do not look healthy and should be examined with a biopsy needle, which takes samples for testing.

Who is a candidate?

Good candidates for MRI-guided prostate biopsies include men who may have prostate cancer and require a definitive diagnosis using a tissue sample.

What to expect

During an MRI-guided prostate biopsy, a Jefferson Surgical Clinic physician will use MRI and ultrasound images to watch where the biopsy needles are going. These are done as an outpatient procedure and local anesthesia is used to ease discomfort, though patients may experience mild discomfort or pain when the ultrasound probe is inserted into the rectum.

Patients may be sore for a few days following this procedure but can resume normal activities and diet immediately.

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