MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) lower abdomen (plain) is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the lower abdomen.
What is MRI lower abdomen (plain)?
MRI lower abdomen (plain) is a noninvasive procedure that does not use x-ray or radiation.
The MRI lower abdomen (plain) test creates cross-sectional images of the lower abdomen and helps the doctor to check for the defects and abnormalities in the lower abdomen.
MRI lower abdomen (plain) is a safer alternative to CT scan.
How is MRI lower abdomen (plain) performed?
Following is the procedure for the MRI lower abdomen (plain) test:
- You have to lie on your back on the table that will slide in the MRI machine.
- The technician will control the movement of the MRI machine with the help of the remote control.
- The MRI machine will make loud and thumping noises which is normal.
The test often lasts 30 to 90 minutes. There will be a microphone in the machine. You can speak to the staff with that if you feel claustrophobic.
Side effects/risks of MRI lower abdomen (plain) performed
Following are some of the risk factors associated with MRI lower abdomen (plain):
- Loud and thumping noise from the MRI machine often causes hearing issues.
- There are slight chances that you will have an allergic reaction to metals.
- People suffering from claustrophobia may feel uncomfortable in the MRI machine. Your doctor may give you sedatives or prescribe anti-anxiety medication in such a situation.
Preparation before performing MRI l lower abdomen (plain)
Keep the following things in mind before performing MRI lower abdomen (plain):
- Remove metal objects and jewelry.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you have any metal implants.
Post-care after MRI lower abdomen (plain)
Once the test is over, you may resume your usual activities. Your doctor will take some time to interpret the report findings. At mfine, we’re here to help with different areas of health issues. Book an online consultation today.
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