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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: You need scanning of the spine and brain to look for ms. ...Read more
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
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
I have a pelvic mri tomorrow morning and I was told to take an enema. I was only able to keep in in for about 1 minute.
Inform ordering doc: Make sure you inform the doctor (whoever ordered the MRI) & the Radiologist (at the MRI center) about the above. Tell them as soon as possible & ask if there are any alternatives or if they have any different instructions for you prior to the MRI. A lot will depend on what the MRI is trying to diagnose & what symptoms you are having. They won't necessarily cancel the MRI. Good luck! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
What is the difference between a pelvic MRI with or without contrast? I am having one done without and with contrast, how do you get rid of the dye?
With & without dye: In these studies, "contrast" = dye so that blood vessels and other structures may be more clearly seen. With contrast & without contrast each have their applications -- putting both together will give your doctors the kind of information they need to help you. Your body will naturally excrete the contrast material ("dye") fairly quickly, on its own. ...Read more
Would a rectovaginal fistula be obvious on a pelvic MRI if it wasn't something you were looking for?
Price Shop.: MRIs are approximately $1000 per body part or more. So chest, abdomen, and pelvis may cost over $3000! However you can price shop in your area using saveonmedical.com or healthcarebluebook.com. Call each imaging center and tell them you are looking for best price. You may be able to lower cost to $1500 total. Get a firm written quote for the MRIs BEFORE scheduling your appointment. ...Read more