Patients in large parts of Wales don't have access to the latest diagnostic scans for prostate cancer, according to charity Prostate Cancer UK.
The charity found that 18 months after a trial found the PROMIS diagnostic scan could successfully detect prostate cancer before a biopsy, only 3 out of 7 health boards in Wales are providing it to patients. Out of those three, only two, Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taf, are providing mpMRI to a high enough standard to safely rule men out of biopsy.
In England, 92% of areas offer the new diagnostic scan.
Prostate Cancer UK are urging the Welsh Government to prioritise the introduction of the scan for men with suspected prostate cancer.
Mr Jim Wilson, Chair of the Welsh Urology Board says the results of the FOI request are disappointing.
A Welsh Government spokesperson said: