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MRI sacral spine with contrast is a process done to capture images of the sacral spine in detail. The sacrum is the bony protective layer at the bottom of the spine.

What is MRI Sacral Spine With Contrast?

MRI sacral spine with contrast is done using the magnetic field and the contrast dye to get clear images of the sacral spine.

  • MRI Sacral Spine With Contrast is done to diagnose any kind of injuries, trauma or tumors in the sacral spine.
  • Other symptoms like the weakness may also lead to taking the MRI test.

MRI sacral spine with contrast is an efficient method to determine if surgery of the spine is needed or not.

How is MRI Sacral Spine With Contrast performed?

MRI sacral spine with contrast is performed as follows:

  • The patient may be strapped on the table to get clear images.
  • A contrast is administered through IV to the patient.
  • The table is then glided into the MRI machine.
  • The technicians leave the room but are constantly communicating with the patient.
  • The patient may be given earplugs to avoid the noise created by the magnets in the machine while taking images.

The patient can leave the MRI room once the technician confirms of clear images.

Side effects/risks of MRI Sacral Spine With Contrast

Side effects of the MRI sacral spine with contrast are as follows:

  • Nausea due to the contrast in some rare cases.
  • Drowsiness due to anesthesia, if given.

Preparation before performing MRI Sacral Spine With Contrast

Preparation for MRI sacral spine with contrast includes

  • Wearing loose clothes.
  • Not bringing along any metal accessories.

Post-care after MRI Sacral Spine With Contrast

Post care for MRI sacral spine with contrast is quite easy.

  • The patient should not drive alone as it may take time to recover from anesthesia.
  • The patient should drink healthy fluids like juices after the procedure.

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