Frequently Asked Questions About 3D Ultrasound/MRI Fusion Biopsy

What To Expect – Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Where will I go for the MRI?

A: For your MRI appointment, your urologist will refer to you to one of several RadNet locations convenient to you.


Q: How long after I receive the MRI will I be scheduled for the 3D ultrasound and prostate biopsy?

A:  You will be scheduled for the ultrasound and biopsy within two to four weeks.


Q: Where will the biopsy be performed?

A: Because the prostate biopsy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure requiring anesthesia, the biopsy will be performed in one of Chesapeake Urology’s Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers which provides patients with a state-of-the-art surgical experience from arrival through to recovery.


Q: How will I feel after the biopsy?

A: After your biopsy is completed, you will be brought to a recovery room while the anesthesia wears off. You may feel tired for the next day following the procedure. You may see a small amount of blood when you have a bowel movement, in your urine or in your ejaculate for a few weeks following the procedure. Regular activity can be resumed a day or two after the biopsy. If you experience any fever, chills, difficulty urinating or excessive bleeding, call your doctor right away.


Q: How long will it take to get the results from my biopsy?

A: You will receive the results in one week.

Q: Is there a specific preparation for the MRI?

A: Yes. You will be asked if you have any metal inside of your body. Most stents and other medical devices are allowed, but pacemakers and defibrillators are not.


Q: Are there specific preparations for the biopsy?

A: Yes. You will be given instructions with details regarding appropriate antibiotics, as well as an enema.