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MRI CVJ With Contrast

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Test Preparation
  1. Inform your doctor and technician if you are pregnant or may be pregnant before the test.
  2. At the time of the MRI you might be asked to remove any metallic coins, jewelry, metal wrist watches, metallic keys, dentures or hearing aids as the MRI uses strong magnetic fields
  3. Tell your radiologist if you have metallic implants like pacemaker, cochlear implants, aneurysm clips, neuro-stimulator, surgical staples/clips or drug implants
  4. Inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions like kidney disease or liver disease. Also inform about the medications you’re taking and allergies, especially to iodine-based contrast materials.

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What is MRI CVJ With Contrast?

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan test uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D images. The MRI CVJ (Craniovertebral junction) 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 is used to visualize the CVJ that comprises back of the skull and the first two cervical vertebra. 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 CVJ With Contrast done?

  1. To diagnose vertebral artery compression, cranial (brainbox) nerve compression and obstructive hydrocephalus (blockage of Cerebrospinal fluid) and syringomyelia
  2. To detect stenosis (narrowing of the foramen magnum), compression of the brain stem/spinal cord which leads to neckaches, headaches, neck aches
  3. To analyze neuron palsy (neuro-degenerative disease which leads to death of brain cells and decrease in brain volume
  4. To find out cancers like osteofibroma and chordoma

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