Distance: 25 KM
Actual Price: $22.00
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MRI Pelvis without Contrast

About Test

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is an imaging modality that uses a magnetic field, the energy of radio waves, and a computer to create images of internal body organs, bones, and soft tissues. Pelvis refers to the area below your belly, surrounded by hip bones. It holds many vital urogenital organs and some parts of digestive organs like the large bowel, small bowel, urinary bladder, female reproductive organs, prostate, and other male reproductive organs, lymph nodes, and pelvic bones. 

Contrast is a special dye that is used to enhance image quality. This material is not used in MRI pelvis without contrast. Owing to the advent of highly efficient new MRA machines, high-quality images with minute details can be obtained without using contrast material.

Why and when do you need this test?

Your doctor may advise this test if you have signs and symptoms of a disease related to the pelvic organs or some deranged results of other medical tests that may point toward the pathology of the organs that reside in the pelvis. For example, masses, tumors, abscesses of the pelvic organs, vaginal bleeding, urinary problems, pelvic pain, hip pain, problems with genital organs (testes, scrotum, prostrate), infertility, etc. 

Do you need to prepare for the test?

It is a special test that may need some preparation. 

  • You may be asked to use only a liquid diet 3-4 hours before the test or to stop drinking or eating for a few hours before the test.
  • Since the test uses a magnetic field, you may need to tell the doctor if you have any metal implants, pacemakers, or prostheses in your body and bring detailed information about them.
  • You would be asked not to wear any jewelry or watches or not bring keys, credit cards, or ATM cards. 

What can you expect?

  • You will be asked to lie down on the table that will slide into the MRI machine that looks like a large tunnel
  • You need to lie down still and not move to prevent the images from getting blurry.
  • If you feel uneasy at closed paces, you may ask for relaxing medicine.
  • Inside the machine, you will hear tapping or snapping noises. 
  • You will be alone in the room but under the constant care of a technician across the glass window who will be talking to you.
  • It is a painless procedure that lasts for about 30-60 minutes but may take longer.
  • You will be able to return to your daily activities normally after the test.

Are there any risks to this test?

It is a non-invasive test that usually has no risks. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, have kidney disease, or have metallic implants or prostheses in your body. 

What do the test results mean?

A radiologist who is an expert in interpreting MRI results will send a signed report to your doctor. Your doctor could tell you if the report shows any abnormality that may be causing your symptoms. It may or may not be a mass/ tumor/ cancer involving the urogenital organs (bladder, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, prostate, testicular cancers), structural defects of the pelvic organs, uterine fibroids, problems with the pelvic bones like hip fractures, osteoarthritis, etc. 

Related Tests:

Other related tests may include:

  • CT scan of the pelvis
  • Pelvic Ultrasound 
Distance: 25 KM
Actual Price: $22.00
Your Price: $22.00