MRI Neck With Contrast
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What is MRI Neck With Contrast?
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan test uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D images. The MRI Neck with contrast uses a contrast dye that is injected into a patient before having the MRI scan. Contrast agents helps to improve the visibility of internal body structures in MRI. It is a radiation less test which creates detailed images of soft tissues of neck and cervical spine. These images can be stored on an electronic device which can be printed on a film. The complete procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.
Why is MRI Neck With Contrast done?
- To diagnose the cause for regualr pain, stiffness, weakness or numbness in the cervical spine/neck
- To find out the birth defects of the spine due accident, injury/trauma to the cervical spine
- To detect high level of scoliosis (sideway curve of the spine), multiple sclerosis (damaged mylein sheath cover of the spinal cord and brain nerves)
- To trace the tumors, abnormal growth or lumps in the cervical spine