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Upright MRI for Prostate Cancer Screening identifier:

Screening for prostate cancer using upright MRI

Study Contact Information:

For additional information, please contact:

Study Director: Dara Lundon (212) 241-0751  [email protected]


Upright MRI for Prostate Cancer Screening

About the Study

This study will compare the effectiveness of an upright magnetic resonance imaging () compared to specific antigen () and current imaging for cancer screening.

What the Study Involves

Participants will have a standard of care as well as an upright, seated . After each , participants will be asked to fill out questionnaires to assess their comfort level during the scans. If something suspicious is found on either scan, participants may have an guided biopsy of the , a way to sample and test tissue for cancer. Researchers will check in with the participants every 6 months for 5 years.

Study Site

New York

New York
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Principal Investigator: Ash Tewari, MD  
Contact: Dara Lundon (212) 241-0751 [email protected]

Lead Researcher

Ash Tewari: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This Study is Open To:

Men 18 years and older who: 

  • Are at risk of cancer and have been told to have a MRI 
  • Can undergo all parts of the study including guided biopsy
  • Can tolerate general or spinal anesthesia 
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent and to comply with the protocol.
This Study is Not Open To:

Those who do not meet the criteria defined above and individuals who: 

  • Have been treated with 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (marketed as Proscar, Propecia, or Avoadart) within 6 months before beginning the study 
  • Have had a previous biopsy, surgery, or treatment for cancer 
  • Have a urinary tract infection or history of acute prostatitis, inflammation of the , within the last 3 months 
  • Cannot have an