MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) lower abdomen with contrast is a noninvasive procedure that uses a powerful magnetic field and contrast agents to create detailed images.
What is MRI lower abdomen with contrast?
MRI lower abdomen with contrast is an advanced medical imaging technique done to examine the lower abdomen.
The contrast agents used in MRI lower abdomen with contrast do not contain iodine.
MRI lower abdomen with contrast creates cross-sectional images of the lower abdomen and is a safer alternative to CT scan.
How is MRI lower abdomen with contrast performed?
Following is the procedure for the MRI lower abdomen (plain) test:
- The technologist will ask you to lie on your back on the table that will slide in the MRI machine.
- If contrast is being used, it will be injected through a vein (IV) in your arm or veins.
- The movement of the MRI machine will be controlled by the technologist. Try to hold yourself still as movement can cause blurred images.
- The MRI machine will make noises which is normal.
The entire procedure takes about 30 to 90 minutes.
Side effects/risks of MRI lower abdomen with contrast performed
Following are some of the risk factors associated with MRI lower abdomen with contrast:
- Loud noise from the MRI machine can cause hearing issues.
- Allergic reaction to metals
- People with claustrophobia may feel uncomfortable in the MRI machine.
Preparation before performing MRI lower abdomen with contrast
Keep the following things in mind before performing MRI lower abdomen with contrast:
- Remove metal objects and jewelry.
- Speak to your healthcare provider if you have any metal implants.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you are allergic to contrast.
Post-care after MRI lower abdomen with contrast
You may resume your usual activities once the test is done. If you need any assistance or have any queries regarding the procedure, you may consult our highly skilled professionals on mfine for a holistic treatment plan.
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