MRI Face With Contrast
What is MRI Face With Contrast?
An MRI face creates picture of the complete facial region and its 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 Face With Contrast done?
- To detect any infection in the face (facial abscess) region including salivary gland, throat (pharynx), mouth, nasal cavity, ear, vocal cords (larynx), sinuses
- To diagnose the hearing loss and damaged caused to ear’s soft tissues
- To find out the progression and extent of tumor growth in the head/neck region
- To evaluate stroke, nervous disorder like multiple sclerosis, aneurysm (damaged blood vessels of the brain)
Preparation for MRI Face 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.