Dear Mrs L,
The mpMRI Mr L will be having will be fine, and there is no need for you to worry about the minutiae of Tesla resolutions, as he has wisely opted for a comprehensive template biopsy, which will give you and your doctors a very good idea of what’s going on.
I had 42 cores sampled in my template, of where they knew the tumour to be from the MRI imaging (left lobe) whereas with a TRUS biopsy before MRI they might take between 6 and 12 core samples from where they THINK a tumour might be.
Your husband is doing all the right things, so don’t worry too much. Strangely enough, I have never been worried about my diagnosis and subsequent treatment, especially as my Nomogram forecasts I have a 96% chance of not dying of PCa in 15 years. If I had something like lung or pancreatic cancers it would probably be around 1%.
To answer your question, I think MRIs are around a grand (for forty minutes in an electro-magnet). The hospital side of the NHS have been fantastic for me, and I would have paid around £25,000 for exactly the same thing private, as a friend has just done. But I think he had a better wine list than the Royal Surrey Hospital offers!
Roll on his scan and biopsy, and I wish you both the best of luck. Please let us know the outcome.