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MRI Inner Ear With Contrast

Overview Brief

MRI Inner Ear With Contrast provides a clear image of the inner ear for evaluation of any disease or infection in the ear that can occur due to various reasons.

What is MRI Inner Ear With Contrast?

MRI Inner Ear With Contrast is used for evaluating a wide range of pathologic conditions in individuals suffering from audio vestibular disorders (1). As the doctor finds out that the hearing loss of the patient is sensorineural, MRI Inner Ear With Contrast will be performed to evaluate the condition.

How is MRI Inner Ear With Contrast performed?

The procedure for carrying out MRI Inner Ear With Contrast is painless and involves the following steps

  • Patient will be asked to put on a hospital gown before lying down on a moveable table.
  • The table will enter the MRI machine, where strong magnetic fields work to derive a clear image of the inner ear.
  • Patient will be injected with a contrast fluid in the vein of his/her arm as instructed by the doctor.
  • Patient must lie still in same position throughout the entire procedure.

The results of the test are usually available within few hours after MRI Inner Ear With Contrast has been performed.

Side effects of MRI Inner Ear With Contrast

The few side-effects of MRI Inner Ear With Contrast that one might experience are

  • Claustrophobic sensation.
  • Dizziness.
  • Loss of balance or unsteadiness.
  • Numbness due to the injected contrast fluid.

Preparation before performing MRI Inner Ear With Contrast

The patient must take certain preparation measures before taking the MRI Inner Ear With Contrast test like

  • Inform the doctor about the medications taken daily and your medical history.
  • Eat and drink normally before MRI Inner ear With Contrast, if not instructed otherwise.
  • Remove metal objects and jewellery before entering the MRI machine.

Post-care after MRI Inner Ear With Contrast

Patients can carry on with their daily activities after MRI Inner Ear With Contrast is over. The post-care involves

  • Consumption of plenty of fluids after MRI Inner Ear With Contrast test.
  • On experiencing allergic reactions from contrast fluid, it must be reported to the doctor immediately.

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