MRI Penis Region With Contrast
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What is MRI Penis Region With Contrast?
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan test uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D images. The MRI arm 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. The MRI Penis Region with contrast is a radiationless test which creates images of the root (radix), body (corpus), penis epithelium, penis mouth foreskin (prepuce) and surrounding soft tissues (blood vessels, lymph vessels, nerves, vas deferens). 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 Penis Region With Contrast done?
- To diagnose priapism (prolonged painful erection), balanitis (infection/inflammation of penis head)
- To detect phimosis (inability of the tight foreskin of penis to fold off)
- To find out the presence of any penile tumor/cancer/cyst/lump which originates from the penis skin.