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A 44-year-old female asked:

how common is a pelvic mri? how long does a pelvic mri take to have done?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lester Stoney
Dr. Lester Stoney answered
Pain Management 34 years experience
Pelvic MRI: Pelvic MRI is common and safe. It takes less than 1/2 hour depending on the speed of the machine you are choosing.
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Mri: Not very common. The procedure itself around 15 min.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Depends on the: Imaging center or hospital. Larger locations and academic centers tend to perform more pelvic mri. It is no where near as common as brain, knee or shoulder mri. Plan on 45 minutes from leaving the waiting room until you return, with 15 to 30 minutes of that time being actual scanning, usually on the lower end. Sometimes contrast is administered via a vein.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

When is a pelvic MRI needed?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
Certain situations: Most of the time an ultrasound can visualize the uterus and ovaries as well or better than an mri. Exceptions are if adenomyosis is suspected or if more details are needed on fibroids, especially for pre-operative planning of a myomectomy. An MRI cannot usually distinguish a benign fibroid from a malignant leiomyosarcoma.
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A 35-year-old male asked:

Is it always necessary to use dye during pelvic mri?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
No: Contrast is used when it is needed. Pelvic MRI for trauma or unknown musculoskeletal pain is done without contrast. Contrast is used, for instance, when infection or soft tissue problems such as tumors are being evaluated.

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