MRI Fistulogram With Contrast
What is MRI Fistulogram With Contrast?
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) fistulogram with Contrast creates a picture of the sphincter muscles, anal canal, and surrounding soft tissues. The contrast helps in increasing the visibility of the internal organs and hence improves the sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy of the MRI scan.
This test is prescribed by the doctor to diagnose perianal fistulae (mass which develops between bowel end and anus skin). This test is also helpful in finding out Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease) and obstetric fistula (a condition in which a hole develops in the birth canal after child delivery).
Why is MRI Fistulogram With Contrast done?
- To diagnose perianal fistulae (mass which develops between bowel end and anus skin)
- To find out the Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease) and obstetric fistula (condition in which a hole develops in the birth canal after child delivery)
- To detect blind (one end opening), complete (both end opening) and incomplete (external skin opening) fistula
- To evaluate an obstetric fistula (which develops when blood supply vagina, bladder and rectum is cut off at prolonged delayed labour delivery