Pelvis magnetic resonance is the study of the organs and structures contained in the pelvis (pelvis) by means of magnetic resonance imaging. To perform the magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis / small pelvis (lower part of the pelvis) the patient is placed supine on the magnetic resonance bed .
Coils are placed on the pelvis for the patient to receive the signal. With the exception of specific cases, pelvic magnetic resonance imaging requires the administration of contrast medium.
What is pelvis MRI used for?The magnetic resonance of the pelvis is used to integrate the information obtained with the CT scan about the organs contained therein: bladder, prostate, uterus, ovaries.
It is widely used for the study of the small pelvis and for differential diagnosis, that is, to define the disease and for the oncological study of organs (for example: ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, etc.).Useful information
S.S.N. services: the absence of the commitment precludes the execution of the service. Please note that the general practitioner is required to write on the referral: name, surname and age of the client, tax code, requested service, diagnostic question, indication of any exemptions and level of urgency.PRIVATE services: the absence of a specialist’s medical prescription precludes the execution of the service.N.B. On the day of the exam, the patient must:
remember to bring with you the previous radiological examinations (X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, Ultrasounds, Visits, etc.), even if performed elsewhere;carry the MRI questionnaire duly completed by your general practitioner. Click here to download the questionnaireDuration of the exam: 30 minutesNorms of preparation WITH contrast medium
Present yourself on an absolute fast for at least 4 hours with respect to the exam time;
Be equipped with the results of the blood chemistry tests: Creatinine;It is not necessary to stop taking medications in use (eg anti-hypertensive), take them with a little water.
The absence of blood chemistry tests, the (binding) medical prescription and the questionnaire precludes the execution of the service.Norms of preparation WITHOUT contrast agentThere is no preparation standard.
The absence of the (binding) medical prescription and the questionnaire precludes the execution of the service.Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)Is it better to have a CT scan of the abdomen or a pelvic magnetic resonance?
MRI is almost never used as a first study method. Generally the cases are first framed with the CT scan and then deepened with the resonance. Exceptions are some diseases that are directly studied with magnetic resonance imaging, such as endometriosis, uterine and prostate myomas.Is it important to bring the previous documentation?
Bringing previous documentation is always important, but in the case of the MRI it is crucial. In fact, magnetic resonance studies are generally very targeted and it is therefore necessary to know precisely what to study and how. It is important that the medical prescription is also exhaustive.How long does pelvis MRI last?
The examination time varies according to the organ to be studied and the pathology. Its duration is between 30 and 40 minutes. Given the duration of the exam, it is important to collaborate with the patient, remaining still and not fidgeting, in order not to extend the time further.