MRI Neck With Contrast
Why is MRI Neck With Contrast done?
- To diagnose the cause for regualr pain, stiffness, weakness or numbness in the cervical spine/neck
- To find out the birth defects of the spine due accident, injury/trauma to the cervical spine
- To detect high level of scoliosis (sideway curve of the spine), multiple sclerosis (damaged mylein sheath cover of the spinal cord and brain nerves)
- To trace the tumors, abnormal growth or lumps in the cervical spine
Preparation for MRI Neck 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.
Sushant Lok 1, HARYANA