MRI Whole Abdomen With Contrast
What is MRI Whole Abdomen With Contrast?
MRI Whole Abdomen with Contrast evaluates any abnormal results in liver function tests or kidney function tests to diagnose the cause of any abdominal pain or swelling. It is a radiation-free test that creates multiple detailed pictures using powerful magnetic and radio waves. Images recorded during an MRI scan can be saved on a computer and reproduced on film. For better views, you may be asked to consume an oral solution of the radio-contrast agent or be given the agent in an injectable form.
The stomach, intestine, gallbladder, base of the lungs, liver, and spleen are all visualized with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen. It detects the presence of bile duct obstruction, gallstones, and any suspected tumours in the liver, kidney, spleen, or other abdominal organs.
Why is MRI Whole Abdomen With Contrast done?
- To look for the presence of any suspected mass or enlargement of the stomach, kidney, liver, pancreas or spleen
- To further evaluate any abnormal finding in the liver function tests or kidney function tests
- To diagnose the cause of any abdominal pain or swelling
- To diagnose the presence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (enlargement of the aorta in the abdominal area) or to look for any signs of calcification in the aorta
- To evaluate the diseases of the kidney for eg: any infection or swelling (hydronephrosis), kidney stones or tumors
- To evaluate the diseases of the liver, for eg: infections, fatty liver, cirrhosis
- To look for suspected bile duct obstruction, diseases of the gall stone or presence of gall stones
- To detect the presence of any suspected tumors (abnormal growth) in liver, kidney, spleen or other abdominal organs
- To look for enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen