MRI of the abdomen
This type of imaging is often used in the assessment of diseases of the end part of the intestine (rectum and anal canal), in men with prostate disease, and in women in a number of gynecological diseases of the cervix, uterus and ovaries, and in diseases of other parenchymatous organs in the abdomen.
The search requires preparation, which you will receive when ordering.
It is mandatory to remove all metal objects from the body before entering the room where the MR device is located. The staff working on the device will lay you down on the device table in a position that depends on the part of the body being examined. An additional device, a coil, will be placed around the part of the body being examined, and serves to send and receive radio waves into and out of the body and ensures the quality of the obtained images. Sometimes, for a more detailed analysis and accurate diagnosis, the use of a special contrast agent is required, which is administered through a vein in the arm (IV). A part of the body is recorded in different recording conditions, each of which can last from 2 to 15 minutes, and the entire scan can last over an hour.
Contrast-enhanced abdominal MRI is a diagnostic procedure that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to obtain detailed images of internal organs in the abdominal region, often with the aid of contrast material.
This procedure is commonly used for diagnosing and monitoring various conditions in the abdominal cavity, including organs such as the liver, spleen, stomach, and intestines.
Preparation may involve fasting on the day of the exam, avoiding food or drink for a specified time before the procedure, and informing the doctor about allergies or previous surgeries.
Contrast agents are not always necessary, but in some cases, they can enhance the visualization of specific structures. The doctor will decide on the need for contrast.
The duration of the procedure can vary but usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the specific requirements of the examination.
Side effects are rare, but some patients may experience mild nausea, headache, or allergic reactions to the contrast material if used.
In some cases, it may be necessary to limit food or drink intake before the procedure. The doctor will provide specific guidelines.
Results are usually available after a few days, and the doctor will review and explain them to the patient.
Contrast-enhanced MRI during pregnancy is usually avoided unless absolutely necessary. The decision should be made in consultation with the doctor.
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