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What is MRI Nasopharynx?
An MRI nasopharynx creates a picture of the nose, mouth, pharynx, larynx and surrounding soft tissues. The images captured during the MRI scan can be stored on an electronic device which is further printed on a film. The MRI scan is radiationless test which uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D multiple images. The whole MRI scan procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.
Why is MRI Nasopharynx done?
- To diagnose nasopharngeal infections like pharyngitis (inflammation of pharynx), epiglottitis (larynx lid inflammation), sinusitis (sinuses inflammation), otitis media (earache due to nasopharyngeal infection).
- To detect blockage in the nasal region or cause of nasal bleeding
- To find out presence of any tumor/cyst (abnormal mass growth) in the nasopharyngeal region.