MRI Pituitary/Sella With Contrast
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What is MRI Pituitary/Sella With Contrast?
An MRI pituitary and sella creates a picture of the pituitary gland and the sella depression (which holds pituitary) and surrounding soft tissues. The images captured during the MRI scan can be stored on an electronic device which is further printed on a film. The MRI scan is radiationless test which uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D multiple images. The whole MRI scan procedure takes about 40-60 minutes. You may be asked to take an oral solution of the radio-contrast agent or be given the same in an injectable form for better images of the internal body structures in the MRI scan.
Why is MRI Pituitary/Sella With Contrast done?
- To detect empty sella syndrome (ESS) as a congenital abnormalities with symptoms like headache and visual disturbance due to increased brain fluid pressure (CSF).
- To diagnose acromegaly, diabetes insipidus, hypothyroidism and other hormonal problems.
- To find out the presence of any tumor/cyst or abnormal mass growth in or around the pituitary gland.
- To determine any calcification of the sella region or pituitary gland.