The Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Pelvis is the radiology done after X-Ray to find other potential problems.
What is MRI Pelvis?
An MRI is a radiology test that uses magnets and radio waves to capture pictures.
These pictures help the radiologist to see through the soft tissues of the body like muscles and organs. This test is performed to scan the area of your pelvic region. The pelvic region includes your hips holding your reproductive organs along with various critical muscles.
This radiology of the pelvic region can also help to find out the cause of unexplained pain or investigate cancers.
How is MRI Pelvis performed?
The radiology is performed through the help of radio waves. The procedure includes:
- You will slide into the MRI, lying on the table facing upwards.
- The radiologist may place small coils around your pelvis area to increase the quality of images.
- To save you from the sounds of the machine, you may be provided some earplugs.
- You will be asked to stop breathing for a few seconds.
This process of radiology takes 30 to 60 minutes.
Side effects/risks of MRI Pelvis
The side effects and risks pertaining to this radiology generally occur with people who have metal implants in their bodies.
Apart from this, there is very limited risk involved in this process as radiation is not used in a huge amount.
Preparation before performing MRI Pelvis
Before going in for this radiology, you should ensure that you have:
- Told your doctor about your implants.
- Changed into a hospital gown.
- Removed all jewelry made of metals or body piercings.
- In some cases, you will be asked to empty your bowels before the test.
Post-care after MRI Pelvis
There are no particular post-care regimes that need to be followed after this radiology. However, if you have been given sedative prior to the test, you will have to:
- Refrain from traveling alone in any public transport.
- You can’t drive back home.
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