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MRI Nasopharynx is the magnetic resonance is the radiology used for patients with suspected nasopharyngeal pathology.

What is MRI Nasopharynx?

MRI of Nasopharynx is radiology that is done to find out cancer in head or neck.

This uses superior soft tissue and absence of hard beams. MRI of Nasopharynx is the primary method of determining the presence of cancer cells in the neck or head. This is a better process than CT. This helps the radiologist with better diagnosis and management of patients with this disease.

MRI is the best radiology for ascertaining tumors or cancer cells in such intricate areas.

How is MRI Nasopharynx performed?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is non-invasive radiology performed to get detailed pictures of your head and neck:

  • A table will be provided for you to lie down.
  • The table will be pushed inside the MRI machine.
  • The physician will take pictures of your head and neck through scansion.
  • You will be given a sedative in case you are claustrophobic.

This method of radiology does not usually take more than 30 to 60 minutes.

Side effects/risks of MRI Nasopharynx

There is a very limited scope of risks or side effects involved in radiology of Nasopharynx.

  • The risks and side effects can be different depending upon your medical condition.
  • As there is no exposure to radiation, there is no risk.
  • If you are pregnant, you should tell it to your radiologist.

Preparation before performing MRI Nasopharynx

Before going in for the radiology you should make sure:

  • You inform your doctor of any metal in your body.
  • To tell your doctor if you have pacemakers or stents.
  • To remove any jewelry, nose-pin, clips, etc from your body.
  • Change into a comfortable gown.

Post-care after MRI Nasopharynx

There are no specific post-care rituals after this kind of radiology, but you must follow these:

  • Not travel alone in public transport 24 hours after the test.
  • Bring a family member along with you. 

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