If you need an MRI of your abdomen or pelvis due to cancer or undiagnosed problems of the internal organs, get the best from the board-certified team at Precise MRI of Michigan in Lathrup Village. State-of-the-art technology from Siemens and a relentless focus on patient comfort make the procedure at Precise MRI the easiest and highest quality imaging process you’ll ever experience. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.
MRIs of the abdomen and pelvis examine the organs of your digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. They can detect a variety of conditions, including cancers and jaundice. MRIs are also used to guide surgical procedures and planning long-term treatment regimens.
This noninvasive, painless exam generates high-quality, three-dimensional, digital images of your abdomen and pelvis. Unlike CT scans or X-rays, there’s no radiation involved in MRIs.
Your doctor may order an MRI exam of your abdomen or pelvis for many different reasons. The imaging procedure performs a number of functions, including detecting tumors in the:
In women, it can also detect abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries. In men, it can detect abnormalities of the prostate.
The radiology team at Precise MRI of Michigan uses the images to diagnose and monitor these conditions, often in collaboration with another specialist, like your oncologist, gynecologist, proctologist, or primary care provider.
While you likely will not need to modify your diet, medications, activity, or sleep, there are a few factors important to consider to ensure the MRI of your abdomen and pelvis goes safely. The technicians need to know if you have any metal anywhere in your body, including:
Additionally, if you have ever worked with sheet metal or been injured by shrapnel, it is important to let the Precise MRI staff know. All of these circumstances pose risks to your safety as well as the quality of the machine’s imaging. While the team will check, make sure to leave any metallic items like your pen, change, or jewelry as well as any digital items like your mobile phone outside the room before your exam.
If you are pregnant, notify the MRI technician staff. If you experience claustrophobia, let your radiologist know. Precise MRI has an open MRI that may better serve you. Alternatively, your physician can provide mild sedatives.
If you need an MRI of your abdomen and pelvis, schedule with Precise MRI of Michigan today by calling or booking online.