Why is MRI CVJ With Contrast done?
- To diagnose vertebral artery compression, cranial (brainbox) nerve compression and obstructive hydrocephalus (blockage of Cerebrospinal fluid) and syringomyelia
- To detect stenosis (narrowing of the foramen magnum), compression of the brain stem/spinal cord which leads to neckaches, headaches, neck aches
- To analyze neuron palsy (neuro-degenerative disease which leads to death of brain cells and decrease in brain volume
- To find out cancers like osteofibroma and chordoma
Preparation for MRI CVJ With Contrast
- 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
- Tell your radiologist if you have metallic implants like pacemaker, cochlear implants, aneurysm clips, neuro-stimulator, surgical staples/clips or drug implants
- Pregnant women should inform their doctor about their pregnancy before going for MRI
- Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
Dr. Gulati Imaging Institute
Hauz Khas, DELHI