MRI Brain With Inner Ear
What is MRI Brain With Inner Ear?
An MRI scan uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create a computerized, 3D image of the ear and nerves that carry signals to the brain.
An MRI scan may show that fluid has accumulated in the inner ear or there is an infection in the nerve, or it may show that a tumour is getting close to the ear, causing tinnitus. Abscess, meningitis, and ear infections may be detected through the scan. It can be used to diagnose ear disorders, such as Meniere's disease, in which patients experience extreme dizziness, ringing in the ears, and hearing loss.
Doctors can detect tumours, determine whether they are malignant or benign, and determine their growth stage using MRI. A typical MRI scan takes about 40-60 minutes.
Why is MRI Brain With Inner Ear done?
- To diagnose infection in your inner ear (labyrinthitis, ostosyphilis).
- To detect any cancer/tumor of the inner ear (intravestibular lipoma, endolymph sac tumor)
- To find out the inner ear traumatic conditions like otosclerosis (abnormal hardening of ear bones, haemorrhage of ear bones.
- To detemine superior semi circular canal dehiscence syndrome (absence of a temporal bone of the inner ear) which leads to body balance disorder and hypersensitivity to sound.