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When is a pelvic MRI needed?

When is a pelvic MRI needed?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic MRI see nerves? What else can be seen?

Does a pelvic MRI see nerves? What else can be seen?

A pelvic: MRI, depending on the parameters, could potentially visualize all anatomy down to a spatial resolution of a couple of millimeters. That would include nerves of sufficient size. ...Read more

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Is it always necessary to use dye during pelvic mri?

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. ...Read more

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Does your bladder need to be full to take a pelvic mri? What are the usually finding in a pelvic mri?

Does your bladder need to be full to take a pelvic mri? What are the usually finding in a pelvic mri?

No: Chatty: your bladder does not have to be full for pelvic mri. This test is used to evaluate almost any abnormality in the pelvis. It examines all of your pelvic organs including the uterus, ovaries, bladder and sometimes even bowel problems have been diagnosed. Specifically for women it can help with ovarian tumors, cysts, fibroids, etc. Depending on what your symptoms are. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic mri done and it said my posterior juntional zone measured at 11mm, should i be concerned?

I had a pelvic mri done and it said my posterior juntional zone measured at 11mm, should i be concerned?

Here are some...: For fastest and surest answer, it should be best to refer this Q to your ordering doctor who possessed more information about you than anyone online. Within HealthTap, the likelihood to have radiologists may not be as common or many as you may expect. For the time being, relax and wait until seeing the doctor as long as being asymptomatic - if any, but bearable. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic MRI and was told I have a 14x16x3cm fibroid how big is that? Is this something to be worried about? Please help

Maybe: Fibroids are very common in women, reported to occur in up to 70% of all women. The issues is whether or not symptoms are present. Common symptoms are abnormal bleeding, pelvic pressure, pelvic pain, menstrual cramps and changes in menstrual flow. There are 2.54 cm per inch for comparison so this fibroid is approximately 6x6x1 cm in size. Not huge but not small. The key is symptoms. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic MRI and the doctor wants to see more for follow up. I am very concerned , what could be possible results?

I had a pelvic MRI and the doctor wants to see more for follow up.  I am very concerned , what could be possible results?

Without: any other details, it is impossible to venture a guess. There are multiple anatomic structures, and multiple potential innocuous or serious abnormalities that could occur. Do you have any additional information? ...Read more

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I made the mistake of wearing a tampon to a pelvic mri. Is it possible that this hindered my results? Dr. Was looking for a t-shaped iud, not found

No: No mistake at all. The iud is in the uterine cavity and having a tampon in the vagina should not hinder seeing/finding the iud. ...Read more