MRI PNS with contrast is an MRI performed on the nasal nerves and the corresponding area for their stimulation and to rid of any paranasal disorders.
What is MRI PNS with contrast?
MRI PNS with contrast is an MRI scanning process that targets treatment of the nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses, and the parapharyngeal space. The technique is also used to stimulate other organs and nerves, which is done by increasing and decreasing the value of electrical resistance or the potential of excitation.
How is MRI PNS with contrast performed?
Here is how MRI PNS with contrast is performed:
- The patient is asked to lie down on a CT examination table.
- Small coils are placed around the head of the patient to obtain imaging.
- A contrast agent is introduced through an IV tube to monitor certain areas.
- The table goes through the scanner multiple times to obtain imaging and stimulation of the nasal nerves.
The process of MRI PNS with contrast stops after the required imaging is obtained by the doctors.
Side effects/risks of MRI PNS with contrast
There are some risks involved in going through MRI PNS with contrast.
- The magnetic and radio waves may cause severe headaches to the patient.
- MRI PNS with contrast may end up causing an allergic reaction to the patient with the contrast acting as a catalyst to it.
- Some patients might feel claustrophobic inside the scanner.
Preparation before performing MRI PNS with contrast
The patient should take care of these things before the process of MRI PNS with contrast.
- The patient should not eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to MRI PNS with contrast.
- The patient should remove all the metal from their body before beginning the procedure.
- The patient must notify the doctor of any existing allergies.
Post-care after MRI PNS with contrast
After the patient has gone through the MRI PNS with contrast procedure, the doctor will assess the imaging obtained and discuss further treatment options. You can book an online consultation with the doctors at mfine to clear any doubts about the procedures and results.
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