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Overview Brief

The MRI Sella Brain with Contrast uses magnets and radio frequencies to capture images of the pituitary glands for the Empty Sella syndrome.

What is MRI Sella Brain with Contrast?

The MRI Sella Brain with Contrast is used to detect the presence of Empty Sella Syndrome in one’s pituitary glands. The syndrome shrinks/flattens the gland and fills the sphenoid bone with cerebrospinal fluid. An MRI Sella Brain with Contrast is recommended for patients who have severe headaches or a disturbed vision. Less than 10% of people with the primary empty Sella syndrome have a deficiency of the pituitary hormone The MRI Sella Brain with Contrast is done without the contrast dye first and with one after for better results.

How is MRI Sella Brain with Contrast performed?

The MRI Sella Brain with Contrast test is performed in the following way:

  • The patient lies down on a table.
  • The machine takes the first set of scans without the dye.
  • The patient is injected with the dye and the scans are taken again.

The procedure takes about 15-90 minutes to complete.

Side effects/risks of MRI Sella Brain with Contrast

The risks involved with MRI Sella Brain with Contrast are as follows:

  • The dye is harmful to patients with kidney diseases.
  • The magnets can move the metal implants and affect the working of a pacemaker in one’s body.

Preparation before performing MRI Sella Brain with Contrast

One can prepare for an MRI Sella Brain with Contrast with the following steps:

  • Fast for at least four to six hours before the test.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and discuss your medical history with the radiologist.

Post-care after MRI Sella Brain with Contrast

The patient must drink a lot of fluids after an MRI Sella Brain with Contrast to flush the contrast dye out of their system.

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