Overview of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI in prostate cancer diagnosis and management

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jun;198(6):1277-88. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.8510.


Objective: This article is a primer on the technical aspects of performing a high-quality dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) examination of the prostate gland.

Conclusion: DCE-MRI is emerging as a useful clinical technique as part of a multi-parametric approach for evaluating the extent of primary and recurrent prostate cancer. Performing a high-quality DCE-MRI examination requires a good understanding of the technical aspects and limitations of image acquisition and postprocessing techniques.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • Neovascularization, Pathologic / diagnosis*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*


  • Contrast Media