MRI Lower Abdomen (Plain)
What is MRI Lower Abdomen (Plain)?
Dengue RNA PCR, Qual test is performed to diagnose dengue fever. It detects the presence of genetic material of the dengue virus in the blood sample. This test is prescribed by the doctor when symptoms of dengue appear like sudden onset of high fever, joint pains, severe headaches, bleeding from gums or nose, low amount of white blood cells, and when exposed to the dengue virus is suspected, for example during an outbreak.
Dengue fever is characterized in two phases acute and convalescent. The initial muscle pain and fever symptoms fall in an acute phase which lasts for 4-5 days. Once the fever subsides the convalescent phase begins. Dengue virus level is higher in blood during the first phase and, therefore, a real-time PCR test is carried out to detect this virus so that it can be treated in its initial stages itself.
Why is MRI Lower Abdomen (Plain) done?
- To detect the blood flow pattern in the abdominal area for any blockage of the arteries which supplies blood to the kidney, liver and spleen
- To diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysm (aorta enlargement at the abdomen region)
- To monitor conditions of the kidney / liver after its transplantation
- To evaluate fatty liver syndrome and cirrhosis of the liver (alcoholic or non alcoholic)
- To diagnose hydronephrosis (swelling of the kidney which results in urine backflow), stone in the kidney / ureter / urinary bladder or gall stones (in the gall bladder)
- To monitor the extent of abnormal tumor growth in the intestines, liver, pancreas, ureter, adrenal gland, gall bladder and kidney